Downtown Berkeley in 1910 with a train of new Key Route 500s ready for a quick run down University Ave to the pier.
( J. Stashik collection, via Bay Area Rails)

Babylonian Stone weight in the shape of a Grasshopper. Mesopotamia, 18th-17th Century BC. Material : Haematite.

Love the lines
California Beauty Week, Mark Hopkins Hotel, auspices of San Francisco Chronicle (c. 1927) Swadley, W. Wesley, via Library of Congress

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I'm wondering if you would know when the Ferry Building in San Francisco changed it's signage that faced the bay from "Welcome to San Francisco" to "Port of San Francisco." I've tried contacting the SF Port Authority on this and got no response.
by Anonymous

From looking at the SFPL Historical Photo collection, best I can say is sometime between 1950 and 1958 — I’d guess the change is probably tied to the discontinuation of the last ferry service from Oakland/Alameda in 1958, though, since that would have been the end of passengers to welcome.

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"There are always flowers for those who want to see them" - Henri Matisse 

“Choir of Angels from Paradise”, detail from the Beethoven Frieze, Secession Building, Vienna. 1902, Gustav Klimt.

~ Sadie - Joanna Newsom 

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" Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. "
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince  (via ceedling)

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