Wednesday, October 20, 2010

San Francisco Street Art Political Gridlock

Street art by Political Gridlock

Fox News 1% News 99% Fear

Street Art in San Francisco continues to entertain me. Above photo is a perfect example of the creative and outspoken residents and visitors of the 415. Using paper (US) currency as a medium for lowbrow, street-art propaganda really hits this counterculture's point. Money aint worth the paper it's printed on and war and media are whore for the dollar.

This style of graffiti started in the UK in the 1970s, but my first time seeing it in San Francisco.

Street art by Political Gridlock

Sidenote: FOX News is a Republican Bar

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Louisa on the Diving Board in Yosemite 2002

Diving Board in Yosemite 2002
I was at a dinner party in Interlaken, Switzerland last sunday (10.03.2010) with a bunch of daredevils!! One was a BASE jumper from Australia, Grant R, the others was a beautiful woman from California now living in Interlaken; had no fear of sky diving, walking across makeshift footbridges or jumping off cliffs. Kind of made me a little insecure about my complete and utter fear of heights. I do have a fear of falling and heights, however, if someone bets me to do something, how can I say no.  I once read that "smart may have brains but stupid has balls". Well I do pride myself on the latter... Here is a little example of my 'stupid has the balls' story...

After hiking up Half Dome in Yosemite in 2002, my roommate bet that I wouldn't go out on the diving board. Here is a photo of me inching my way out to the edge. I did get out to the very tip of the diving board, but somehow can't find the photo. LOL just like the BIG fish that got away I guess.

We started the hike from Camp Curry located in Yosemite Valley at about 4000 feet elevation. There is a short, flat walk from Camp Curry to Happy Isles, the trail-head. We walked up the 'misty trail' to the first fall - Vernal Falls. There are some great photo ops here and I would take the time to enjoy the views, take some photos and then continue on to the Nevada Falls. It's about 8 miles up to the top of Half Dome (8842 feet). Once at the top of the Dome, we had lunch, took photos, climbed (well, I climbed) out on the Diving Board and then took a nap before heading down the ropes again.

Climber on El Cap in Yosemite
On our way out we stopped to take photos of the guys/gals climbing El Capitan - I've always wanted to climb, but can't get off the ground

Monday, October 4, 2010

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen & Horner Pub

Cows, Swiss Cheese, Annabelles, BASE Jumpers, and four girls on Bikes

Annabelle and Cow Switzerland 2010

ProBASE Jump World Cup Switzerland 2010