Military Batteries and the Golden Gate Bridge

On March 31st, I posted Walking Fort Point and its seven feet deep walls.

This week, we went back to enjoy the sunshine. Here are a few pics of the military Batteries in the vicinity and a few shots of Fort Point from the bluff and bridge above.

Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge
Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge
Fort Point
Fort Point
Fort Point
The Barbette tier on Fort Point
Fort Point
Fort Baker from the Barbette tier at Fort Point
Battery East
Battery East
Battery East
Battery East
Battery East
Battery East
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge from just West of Battery East
Golden Gate Bridge
Detail from the Golden Gate Bridge


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Updated: Caturday cat blogging: Phase II, cat feeding studies

One way the final take over could go is gradual, with cats making more and more non-aggressive displays of domination, as in diplomatic cuteness when asking for food or attention, like so:

This type of display is not unique:

Like Dr. Hubbs in “Phase IV”, we are now reduced to documenting and surrendering to the revolting affectations of cuteness. Well better that than the alternative…

Lo, they’ll soon be reading books…

A final note, this absolutely incredible story of survival, this dog found at sea three weeks after the tsunami in Japan. Three weeks.

Wow! The dog has now been reunited with his owner. 🙂


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Walking Fort Point and its seven feet deep walls

Standing at the entrance of the Bay for 150 years, Fort Point is a great example of military architecture, of a design made obsolete by advances in artillery and ordnance. The masonry, shape of the fort and its surroundings all contribute to a pretty singular experience, and make Fort Point a great place to practice with a camera.
In fact, it seems almost impossible to take a bad shot.

Fort Point

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Cat Yoga? Why of course

A friend of mine, who posts elsewhere, posted about this. Her username is effervescent and she lives up to it. Her post was about Yoga, but I’m stealing the kitty bits. The original post was centered around quitting smoking and coping methods. Yes, I’m a quitter and proud of it. Actually, Lastech and I are both quitters. She gets full credit though for this post though. I must add that the first LOL pic is also from the quitters section. I don’t know if it was made for our group or not. No matter, it’s quite wonderful and I love it. If or when, I know for sure, I’ll update to give credit where it is due.

They make me look bad

I'm still freaking jealous

Tito tries for Zen, but I think Kitsy is just too distracting.


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In Memoriam: Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011)

Hollywood has lost an icon. She passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of congestive heart failure. She was surrounded by her four children.

Beginning her career as a child star, Elizabeth Taylor became on of Hollywood’s biggest icons as well as one of its greatest beauties. Her first movie of note was Lassie Come Home (1943) with Roddy McDowall. She launched her career with National Velvet (1944) and went on to make many more memorable films, such as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966), Giant (1956), and Cleopatra (1963).

Our condolences to her family, friends, and fans.

Elizabeth Taylor in the trailer for Giant
Elizabeth Taylor in the trailer for Giant



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Happy Pi Day

Today, March 14, is Pi Day.

Pi, according to Wikipedia:

… is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any Euclidean plane circle’s circumference to its diameter; this is the same value as the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius. It is approximately equal to 3.14159265 in the usual decimal notation. Many formulae from mathematics, science, and engineering, involve π, which makes it one of the most important mathematical constants.

π is an irrational number and cannot be expressed in a fraction.

Now we’re done with the geek bit. And we’re on to the fun stuff.

Pi Day was created by Larry Shaw in 1989. According to Wikipedia:

The holiday was celebrated at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where Shaw worked as physicist, with staff and public marching around one of its circular spaces, then consuming fruit pies. The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations.

In celebration, here is a bit of Pi for your enjoyment.

Pi r square.  No Pi r round
Pi r square. No Pi r round
Pi_monumentum
Pi sculpture Sculpture at Harbor Steps in Seattle, Washington

A little music…

No, we didn’t forget the kitties.


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Caturday: The Boys are Back

Since they didn’t get their chance to shine yesterday, the boys are back today.

Tito
Tito
Kitsy
Kitsy in his Harley Davidson t-shirt

I’m about to run off and watch a zombie film.  I think we’ll have some good snacks to go with the movie.

Cheesy poots


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