Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Play in the City - The Monstress at A.C.T.'s The Strand Theatre

The Monstress - A.C.T.'s The Strand Theatre bw by roland luistro, on Flickr
Thanks again to my good friend Dinah, I was able to see yet another very good play at A.C.T. The play is called The Monstress and it is two short stories about Filipino-American life in San Francisco. It was beautifully written and well acted.

A bonus is seeing the newly restored The Strand Theatre on Market St. Good job A.C.T.!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Landmark in the City - Hidden Garden Steps

Hidden Garden Steps - Lovely steps bw by roland luistro, on Flickr
We met a couple of friendly locals while hiking and taking pictures of the artsy 16th Ave. Tiled Steps. I learned from our conversations with them about another tiled stairs in the same neighborhood.

It is on 16th Ave. and Lawton St. It is called Hidden Garden Steps and they are equally stunning as the 16th Ave. Tiled Steps.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Park in the City - Grandview Park

Grandview Park - View from the top bw by roland luistro, on Flickr
From the Mosaic stairs at Moraga and 16th Avenue, Mijo and I continued our playing local tourists. We hiked some more and walked all the way up to Grandview Park.

The hike was challenging for us but it was all worth it. The view from up there is nothing short of amazing. I love San Francisco!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Landmark in the City - 16th Ave. Tiled Steps

Hidden Garden Steps - Stairs bw by roland luistro, on Flickr
Mijo and I played tourists the other day. We went to see the mosaic tiled steps called the 16th Ave. Tiled Steps located in the city's Golden Gate Heights neighborhood.

Climbing the stairs was a workout but it was exhilirating afterward. It was truly a unique San Francisco experience!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Musical in the City - Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera - Orpheum Theatre outside by roland luistro, on Flickr
After so many years, I was able to see one of my favortie musicals the Phantom of the Opera. This one is a new production. Same classic songs.

 The Phantom of the Opera is playing at San Francisco's  Opheum Theatre through October 4, 2015.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Art in the City - Nuestros Silencios

Silencios - Facing backs bw by roland luistro, on Flickr
A traveling art installation of ten giant bronze busts with covered mouths and a big bronze cube is currently on display in front of the Ferry Building.

I've seen it more than once so I've included in this blog pictures of the sculptures I've collected so far. Enjoy!