Friday, August 27, 2010

the classics

we walked from the mission to the castro, and got some epic sandwiches at ike's place along the way. we stumbled on a large (and growing) line up of people outside this little hole in the wall and figured there must be good food inside. no joke, people. ike's is where it's at!

just days before our arrival in san francisco, it was harvey milk day. we stopped by the old storefront of castro camera, where harvey once lived and worked. a little piece of history. it was nice to see this little set up in the window.


waiting for a bus to fisherman's wharf outside of twin peaks. such a great spot for people watching.

old timey busses remind me of taking the bus in highschool... even though this bus was a refurbished 1940s bus. i guess the ones from my youth were too, only i don't think they were being used for nostalgia's sake!

this big guy woke up, and then all the other sea lions scattered! such a commotion! it was hilarious!

old submarine outside of the musee mecanique. we didn't take the submarine tour. meh. we just really wanted to see the mechanical museum. i honestly had the best time here! the magic of these little machines is so hard to convey through a photograph, but trust it is worth a visit. a perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon and five bucks worth of quarters!


tin man on a tin horse!

barbershop quartet!

this machine was amazing! by far the coolest jukebox ever! i want one for my house really, really badly!
check out the cail-o-scope! such ornate design on what is essentially a view master! they really knew how to make 'em back in the olden days.

there were a lot of what i like to refer to as "classic hobos" in these little mechanical dioramas. this one had the best cemetery-at-night mood lighting! the devil popped up from behind that tombstone! 

like a kid in a candy store... 

classic drunk!

i had to arm wrestle this guy to win custody of my son.

the clouds were doing marvelous things as the sun came out near the end of the day. a classic bay bridge scene.

classic san francisco pier!