The old Buddha bar in San Francisco’s Chinatown taken decades ago before the war. At one time an out-of-the-way hole-in-the-wall place to spend a day drinking. I see online that is has gone fairly upscale. Actually, the inside is unrecognizable from the way I remember it. A massive change from the true, rundown dive it used to be full of beat characters amidst no money ambiance. I guess they threw away everything but the neon sign. Good for them. From […]
The fish gutting station at Sebastian Inlet State Park gets some late night avian visitors including a couple of Wood Storks and what looks like it might be a Brown Pelican seen partially behind one of the posts up on the table. The area is popular with birds looking for a handout from fishermen cleaning their catch. Since this image was taken a cage has been wrapped around the structure to enclose it and keep the wildlife away.
The old electrical power plant in downtown Vero Beach, formally the Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant, seen here gutted during an environmental cleanup, is now a popular micro-brewery. The building was constructed in 1926. For a time it looked like an ancient temple to the power gods, now it is just a fancy place to tie one on.
Mount Diablo looms over a small tanker traversing the Carquinez Strait as seen from the rail line that runs along the shoreline. Oil refineries are big business in the area as evidenced by the large tanks visible on the opposite shore. Image from the slide archive.