Friday, May 4, 2012
While We Were Walking Around In California This Spring I Snapped Some Shots Of Stuff I Though Looked Cool. Status: Is It?
I spotted this building the first time we were in Oakland and took some pics with my phone. This time I was smart enough to take the real camera with me! I LOVE this tile. Could you imagine having this in your kitchen as a backsplash or around your shower in the bathroom?
It's a pretty cool building too, dontcha think? I totally expected to see a bunch of Herman Miller
/ Eames shell chairs in it's lobby...but alas, just spotted some steel folding chairs. The tile, stairs,
railing and lights are the star here.
For some reason this building reminds me of the Beverly Hillbillies! Maybe the bank looked like
this or something. It's been forever since I've seen an episode of that show.
Speaking of cool tile...while we were strolling around Oaklands "China Town" area I started
seeing all this cool tilework...and just happened to have the camera with me, so... The shop and
restaurant owners were all eyeballing me with suspicion wondering why I was taking pictures of
the buildings they were occupying. It's cool folks, I just like your tile!
This building was just down the street from Uhuru Furniture on Grand. I love the trees. They
look kinda out of place in front of a victorian home but whatever! I'll take it! I wish I had the
fortitude to groom something like this for the front of our joint!
This last set is of a building that was next to the car rental joint. I didn't see it when we picked up
the car because it was raining cats-n-dogs but just before the shuttle was ready to take us back
to the airport I ran out back and shot the two bottom pics of the side. The front was shot from
inside the shuttle with heavily tinted windows. Don't the doorways remind you of Brasilia?
Spooky! Wish I could have gotten better photos.