Thursday, April 8, 2010

Not If, But When...


I've lived in San Francisco for ten years now, long enough to notice some changes- and how some things don't. The other day while looking at that San Francisco icon called the Golden Gate Bridge from a considerable distance, I was able to distinguish a huge patch of rust- not the shade of famous orange one wants to see on such world renowned infrastructure! And the homeless problem is every bit as alarming (if not more so).

San Francisco is perhaps the most beautiful city in this entire country, but it is most definitely not without the usual problems that beset any large city. Meanwhile, shocks and after shocks continue to threaten all around the Pacific Rim- and it aint a question of if, but...

4 comments:

Mark Page said...

I can't imagine living somewhere where there's a real risk of earthquakes. A question many an Englishmen asks "why would you live somewhere like that, beautiful as I'm sure it is?"

Stan B. said...

Some are kinda gentle- like an ocean wave. Then there are those like a kick in the ol' trousers, those are scary- and I aint even felt a real strong one...yet.

I bought a few extra rolls of Tri-X yesterday, just in case (I'm the lucky one not under the rubble).

PS- I was awakened by the vibrations of one huge ass truck one morning back in the mid nineties in... NYC. When I came completely to, I realized it was more of a truck than I realized- a real live mini earthquake smack in the middle of The Big Apple!

Mark Page said...

Stan,
If it happens and God forbid, I'll be flying in with a group of student UK photographers as part of my workshop, I'm hoping you will be my 'fixer'.

Stan B. said...

Deal- Otherwise, tell your students there's a complete Leica S2 system in a secure vault somewhere beneath my two broken legs...