The Walker Evans exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is just about over. I’m so glad I got a chance to see it even if it was just once. I say that because I currently have free admission to SF MoMA due to an educators pass and I’ve been wanted to go there more frequently in order to make good use of the pass.

I really enjoying see the Walker Evans exhibit because I actually didn’t realize that some of his more famous photographs were by him. I appreciate that he wasn’t a super artsy photographer, but one that just really wanted to show others about real life. His depression photos were particularly heartbreaking (and well-known). I think you have just a few days left to go see some of these Walker Evans greats if you happen to live in the Bay Area. Hurry!

An everyday things photo adventure:

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Earlier this week, my class went on an epic field trip to Downtown San Francisco’s Civic Center. We were invited to (actually got tickets that we requested) for the San Francisco Symphony’s Deck the Halls Community Day concert. The kids were so excited to ride the MUNI bus to and from what they had labeled to be a “big music class”. Once we got there, they were excited to see the dressed up gingerbread man, Frosty the snowman, and even Santa Claus. During the concert, we quickly found out that the San Francisco Ballet Institute had dancers perform acts from the Nutcracker and there were even singers, too. It was quite the show!

After the concert, we did a quick tour of the San Francisco Public Library (main branch, which is always huge and impressive). Then we checked out some street art before eating a picnic lunch and then ending our day with a self-guided tour of City Hall. Of course, before getting back on the MUNI bus, we took one last picture with Santa. What fun!

{oakland} an urban legend

November 28, 2017

Since we happened to be in the area tasting wine, we decided to make an afternoon of our Oakland wine tasting adventure and asked some of the nice people at Dashe Cellars where else they suggest we visit. They said Urban Legend recently moved to a new location and is very tasty. We followed their advice and walked a few blocks over to Urban Legend. Here, the bartender was extremely generous and let us try a bunch of different wines. Since we did two tasting (one for me and one for my friend), she let us try wines off their regular wine tasting menu so we essentially had twice the flavors! Out of all of them, I had a clear favorite here: the Sonici – which was super stinky, but extra delicious. It was so great that we even bought a bottle!

A legendary photo adventure:

 

Recently, I got a chance to visit some wineries with tasting rooms in Oakland, just across the Bay from San Francisco. My friend actually had a free tasting for Dashe Cellars, and has had this free tasting card for years, but never used it. We were actually a bit worried that they weren’t going to accept the free tasting card. Thankfully after a few confused looks and surprise that someone would have kept this thing for so long, they accepted it and we were able to enjoy quite a few delicious Dashe Cellars wines for free! I would say that the wine they produce is average, but the setting for all of it is quite unique, which makes this family business a neat place to visit!

A dash of a photo adventure: