Tag Archives: Bay Area

Angel Island

Weather permitting, Angel Island – the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay – is easily visible from bayside Marin, San Francisco and the East Bay. So close, and yet… of course, being an island, it’s surrounded by water, … Continue reading

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Wind Harp

Tucked into – well, to the extent a 94 foot tall metal sculpture can be tucked into – a light industrial neighborhood now mostly hosting Genentech facilities, the sculpture formerly known as the Cabot Cabot Forbes Tower rises from a … Continue reading

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Tilden Park Merry-Go-Round

I’ve not been at any other time of year, but there was something that seemed particularly magical about climbing out of the pitch black in Tilden Park and seeing festive lights twinkling up ahead. Then as we got closer there … Continue reading

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Flying Circus!

It may have been that last year’s Journey to the Moon set the bar pretty high, or that I was having different sorts of circus-y decor expectations, but I was a tad underwhelmed at first by Castle in the Air‘s … Continue reading

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Lick Observatory – Music of the Spheres

Although I’ve been past Lick Observatory I don’t know how many times, I usually just take in the views outside, if I stop at all. But it’s been on my list to go to a public viewing night, and then … Continue reading

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IONTW – June 11, 2017

It never occurred to me that it’s called the Glory Hole because it’s shaped/looks like a Morning Glory. Thegoogles is making new sounds, too. Who knew? At some point it goes from clutter to a collection. Whatever random thing IT … Continue reading

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Journey to the Moon

As if Castle in the Air isn’t amazing enough, they went above and beyond for the holidays!

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IONTW – December 25, 2016

Special Christmas edition… Two things I like – hearts and paper – meet in an ornament. I haven’t tried making them yet, let me know if you do! David Bowie and Bing Crosby. Yes, that’s right. Who says industrial automation … Continue reading

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IONTW – November 13, 2016

Castle in the Air is going to The Moon for the holidays. I haven’t been there yet, but the pictures look absolutely scrupmtious! Maps, maps, MAPS!!! Online rabbit hole to disappear down. I got to it from this article on … Continue reading

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Montalvo Arts Center

Apparently Saratoga was quite The Place to have an estate – in addition to Hakone, the area boasts Villa Montalvo, an Italianate mansion built in 1912-1914 by California businessman and politician James Phelan. Phelan was three-term mayor of San Francisco … Continue reading

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