I had such a good time riding around downtown, looking for the new art hearts. They're not deployed yet, probably not until after the big deal luncheon on Thursday---and today the entire middle of Union Square was being tented for that. I shot some hearts that may be new, though I know Tony Bennett's (above) has been there for a few years.
(When I see things like a girl wearing orange sitting next to an orange heart, below an orange sign, plus perfect orange reflections of her shirt and the heart, well, it was worth waiting for the tourist crowds to move out of the shot . . . sort of. Never mind that one could do the same thing with Photoshop.)
Some guy was trying to sell people pictures of themselves in front of the Heart of San Francisco, as he called it. Nobody took him up on it while I was there.
As I was heading to the Embarcadero after taking Ralph Lauren and Me (see my bicycle and me in the reflection?), I started laughing out loud. Yes! I have my smile back. Could it be this spring weather in February? It is so nice here that the neighbor guys up front are having a barbecue with their friends in our yard as I write this. Sounds of summer.
- Dianna, my friend in Vancouver, was part of the welcoming volunteers for the USA athletes and worked the Ralph Lauren outfit-fitting sessions. I sent her this photo and she wrote back that these models, in their very own store window, in downtown San Francisco, are committing many fashion violations, as per the instructions each athlete received about the exact way each item must be worn.
And then I met Jane to see "The Last Station," which was sweet. We shared a BIG bag of popcorn: lunch.