This past Sunday I joined mi sketch group in the Presidio and it was very cool to have mi friend William come along. We met near the Presidio Gate and near by/parallel to the Lyon steps (an older post from 2009 here, and Julie's Exhibit from 2010 here). It was the same Sunday as Bay to Breakers, but the northside of the city didn't seem to muni re-routed buses or overflow of runners.
Here are some pictures and a few words:
It was pretty windy to sit and draw so we stayed at the meeting spot only for approx. 40 minutes. We started at the Andy Goldsworthy Woodline and then we walked down the Lover's Lane path, which is the oldest foot path in the Presidio. Great views on a clear sunny day, you can spot the peaks of the Golden Gate Bridge in between trees from time to time.
William taking some film fotos.
Before we grabbed some snacks and coffee at the main post area we stopped by the Powder magazine room [The building was used to store the blank rounds for the daily 5 pm evening gun salute until 1994 when the Army departed the post.*] for another A. Goldsworthy installation: “Tree Trunk”
This room smells crazy fresh of clay, the lady giving us a brief description said that before the tree trunk rots and the clay falls off, she estimates it to last for a temporary 4-5 years from now.
I really like the character of this small room. and the small plants outside.
Got to capture a quick shot form inside the room, of fellow sketcher Jakob. He has such a cool bag full of notebooks and pens :)
This lady has such cool hair. I hope one day my hair goes all-white like that, but my dream will be to have it super long and braided like Willie Nelson.
Got some coffee and a banh mi for lunch at the Off the Grid which goes to the Presidio's main post on Sundays through the end of October. It was great to finally tried Roast coffee from Oakland with William, as he had given me a super cool green+gold sticker from them earlier this year.
On the way home William and I stopped by the yoda statue and walked through the George Lucas ILM campus.
We then parted ways and William headed to the East bay. I decided to continue with the long-walk Sunday pace and went up through Pacific Heights. The Lyon steps are usually flooded by runners and a few tourists but somehow there was not that many people out along with myself and the gutsy winds.
The start. I took my time, I'm not sure how people just run upstairs for 3 straight blocks like hay hay -- SO crazy!
Heart of gold.
I had to sit for a few minutes because I'm beyond out of shape and the view is just beautiful.
These faded words were behind the bench I let mi lungs take a rest. I sat down for a few minutes to take some notes and write things, and some gal started doing push ups next to me.
Watching los Athletics at Toronto early baseball game on TV so I thought I'd share some fotos.
Ok that is all for now. Have a great weekend!
/ You can read more info about the Andy Goldsworthy installations here: Andy Goldsworthy's Art in the Presidio.
/ All images taken with mi mobile, a Nexus 5.