The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park: Part 2

This is part two.  Part one can be found here.

One morning we woke up to rain. It’s the rainy season in San Francisco. It wasn’t a heavy rain, but it was enough. We had wanted to get out and walk and so we debated. We suddenly realized that we had not been to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park for quite a while and that the rain would keep the crowds down.

Japanese Tea Garden
Cranes

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Friday Night Cat Blogging: Two Cats and a Bridge

As usual, Friday night is time for our boys to shine.  I also decided to toss in a bonus pick of our Golden Gate Bridge.  I have lived here for 8 years and I never get tired of seeing it.  I hope you enjoy all three pics.

Tito
Tito doing his cute routine. It makes me want to bury my face in his fur.
Kitsune
Kitsune looking like a gentleman in his sweater. Don't let him fool you. He's mad, mad I tell you.
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge. The picture was taken in the Presidio and looking toward the North.


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The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park: Part 1

One morning we woke up to rain. It’s the rainy season in San Francisco. It wasn’t a heavy rain, but it was enough. We had wanted to get out and walk and so we debated. We suddenly realized that we had not been to the Japanese Tea Garden In Golden Gate Park for quite a while and that the rain would keep the crowds down.

Japanese Tea Garden
Koi

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Two more film greats are gone and one is missing and probably dead

First, the missing. Actor Per Oscarsson and his wife are missing after their home burned in Skara, Sweden. You can read about it here.

Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1927, Per Oscarsson has been one of Sweden’s most respected actors in film, both on stage and tv.  He won the Cannes Film Festival and National Society of Film Critic’s award for Hunger (1966). He is known more here for his performance in The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet’s Nest.

Per Oscarsson - Hunger
Per Oscarsson - Hunger

Our heart goes out to the family and we hope they have closure soon.

Anne Francis

A while back I wrote about losing Leslie Neilsen. I had posted a picture from a movie that he starred in called Forbidden Planet. His love interest was Anne Francis.

Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis in The Forbidden Planet
Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis in The Forbidden Planet

Now, both of them are gone. Anne Francis was born in Ossining, New York. She was a model and did soap/radio work early on. By the age of 11, she made her stage debut in Broadway’s “Lady in the Dark”. She had a very busy career and appeared in a great many tv shows and movies. One of her most famous roles was as television’s first female detective in Honey West. She lost her battle against pancreatic cancer on Sunday.

Our condolences to her family, friends, and fans. She will be missed.

Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite has lost a long time battle with cancer.  He was 64.  Born in 1946 to a working class family in Northern England, he developed an interest in acting while in college.  From his beginnings as a drama teacher, he branched out to the theater and then film and television in the 80s.  In 1993, he was nominated for an Oscar for playing the father of Daniel Day-Lewis in “In the Name of the Father”.

Pete Postlethwaite
Pete Postlethwaite

As before, our condolences to his family, friends, and fans. He too will be missed.


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Reflections: The pond at the Palace of Fine Arts

Happy New Year everyone!  I don’t have much for today.  However, I wanted to post a favorite picture of mine.  It was one of the first I took with my camera and I just got very lucky.  The picture, as you see it, is upside down.  It is a reflection in the pond at the Palace of Fine Arts here in San Francisco.  I found the picture to be more interesting upside down, so here it is.

Pond at Palace of Fine Arts
Reflection in the pond at the Palace of Fine Arts - upside down


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