Sometimes I like to go a little “classic-retro”. Usually that means buying old photos and postcards at flea markets and garage sales. I got a pretty decent collection going and thought I would share two from the City by the Bay. Both are hotel postcards. One is the famous Mark Hopkins which is still popular today. The other is the Ramona Hotel which I am pretty sure doesn’t exist anymore, but I could be wrong.
If people like these type of postcards I will post more from time to time.
Rose Cliver died Saturday at a care home in Santa Rosa, where her son lived. Her death leaves four known survivors of the devastating quake and fire that may have killed between 1,000 and 3,000 people, destroyed 28,000 buildings and left 225,000 of the city’s 400,000 residents homeless.
One of 12 children, Cliver was born prematurely and wasn’t expected to live long. She was 3 years old when the quake hit before dawn on April 18, and she and her family watched the city burn from atop Bernal Heights Hill, south of downtown.
This year’s annual commemoration will be dedicated to her, said an organizer. Cliver last attended in 2009, and “enjoyed her 15 minutes of fame,” said her son, Don.
If you want to learn more about the The Great 1906 quake, check out the U.S Geological Survey website
[via] USA Today
Sure the bike looks good enough in this classic 1972 ad, but get a look at that image of the Golden Gate Bridge. I would have loved to seen the bike done in the same style. American classics…
Shot around the very hilly San Francisco in 1968 with a Ford Mustang GT vs Dodge Charger 440 R/T, it is the most realistic and best car chase ever committed to film.