Aug '08 - Jul '09
So just an FYI, I firmly believe in taking breaks to rejuvenate your mind and body, and primarily, your creative spirit. When I am wiped out or exhausted, I just walk away and stick my nose into something new and see what happens.
Also, California is an interesting place, and I would feel remiss if I didn't present you with my perspective of it, in all its glory.
With that in mind, I present to you some photos from the "mental break weekend" I took up in San Francisco over the President's Day holiday. I used to live in San Fran when I was in undergrad and did two co-op stints there, and I've been aching to go back since I moved to LA. I love that city. Anyway, since it's Winter that means it's "rainy season" in California and ... let's just say my mental break weekend was pretty soggy.
Probably the best photo I took of the Morphosis Federal Building. You can't tell from the picture but I was being pelted with rain while I took it.
A cable car traffic jam! One of the cars got stuck up on Powell and had to be towed. The others waited in a rare dry spell.
This was the closest I could get to SOM's Cathedral in Oakland - from the inside of a bus, during a downpour.
Tasty! "Uh, I believe the water is supposed to be INSIDE the fountain."
It was dry long enough for us to get inside Piano's California Academy of Sciences ...
...which, now that I see it in pictures, looks a little bit like an aquarium for humans.
Super fun green roof!
Solar PV canopy in the foreground, Herzog & de Meuron's de Young Museum in the background. At this point it started raining again, so, back inside.
And that was my "vacation." At least the brunch was good.