We are three days in and five museums down on our San Fran getaway. On Thursday we took in the great Wild West show at the Legion of Honor and the robust Ed Ruscha show at the De Young in Golden Gate Park, and the next day we took a gander at the Beat Museum in North Beach, which celebrates this guy:
This morning we took the No. 2 bus downtown, but we all had to get off at Mason because of a parade on Market Street.
Watched the parade go by for about a half hour then followed it down Fourth Street to Mission and then over the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art). Huge building, seven stories high. Started at the top and immediately ran into some zany cow chips:
And when we got back to our digs, this is the gaggle of influence I have accumulated, laying about on the nightstand:
"Photography is the inventory of mortality"
—caption on a sequence of photographs in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art documenting the photographer's wife and her sisters through the years