beautiful sunset
This sunset earlier this week was wicked beautiful.

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Bikes and the City got a haircut, gained some weight and got a little makeover. Well, I am not Terry Gross but there was a much needed dose of fresh air. I had not updated any visual features since the beginning, it is what’s in the inside that counts, right. There are small updates in general.
How do you like the new look of the blog? Hope you enjoy it.

To be honest, I have been overwhelmed in a very loving way, with the feedback +support in the last few weeks, I had sincerely not expected this online momentum after being away for quite some time. I had considered myself not strong nor capable to return here or anywhere, many things were just completely out of the picture, I was completely checked out of the existing world. There is a time +place for everything. The process and forces of grieving are a beast of their own.
I’m not trying to catch up, life moves fast. I’m happy to just be here and in my own pace be present, day to day.
We humans, are fragile beings. So once again, thank you.

Okay, here is a new set of photographs around the city. The weather has been beautifully diverse. Not sure why people would complain when we get a little rain, this is northern California and we don’t quite get the drastic season changes to shovel snow or deal with unbearable humidity. I’m a fog worshiper that is no secret, but I also have enjoyed the recent random warmer days. We got to see some monumental thunder lighting show a few weeks ago and here is a photo from the local news: msnbc link

These were all taken between March-April, in San Francisco and a couple of them in Marin county.
All photographs taken with my Leica lens/Panasonic LX5.
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kitteh lovekitteh love. that cat in the window and what appeared to be its owner. affection maximus./polk street
inside the owl tree. /tendernob
best sweater. ever. /pacheights
lobster attack
the interiors of the recently remodeled Brenda’s have cool cement textures. and a giant lobster. /lower polk street
nok nok
noc noc is as colourful as it is dark. good place to drink gulden draak. /lower haight
carrot branch
weekend lunch in point reyes. /marin county
window ese
window watcher. /mission district
red poppy
has been quite sometime, red poppy. /mission district
mimis wall
mimis wall.
lady gaga y elton john
lady gaga y elton john?
kid in love
these last three above taken in the south of market.
choba r+r y yo
new orleans iced coffee +chismes. the guys +i chillin in mint plaza. /downtown
sightfilm. /7th street
a memorial for a young man shot +killed at the corner of divisadero +eddy, San Francisco’s 18th homicide for 2012. /western addition
heart 2
heart 1
a quiet rainy day in union square. /downtown
bus friend
mi new bus friend.

rain +hearts +umbrellas. /mission street near 5th
sight sip
early morning solo sight sip. /7th street

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Michael Miller’s exhibit “West Coast Hip Hop – A History in Pictures” was presented last week for two days at fifty24 in the lower haight /link. The presentation of the photographs was sharp and the uniqueness of the West Coast culture during that period of time jumped right out of the walls. I was intrigued by the printing process, the quality of the pieces was visually provoking.

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♥My best wishes and fun times to the beautiful bicycle community in the San Diego/Baja Cali/Tijuana area riding the fantastic beach coast 33rd biannual Rosarito-Ensenada bike ride this Saturady, 5 de mayo. Can’t wait to see some pictures 🙂

That is all for now.
Have a good weekend!