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Charlotte’s Busman’s Holiday in Oakland, California
Golden Gate

The Presidio and Golden Gate State Park

These pictures were taken in the evening around five o’clock after I’d spent a little time at the beach at Point Lobos. Of course, I got lost on the way home again, coming home via the Exploratorium (which I’d only found by luck lo’ those many years ago when I took the children to San Francisco speficially to go to that children’s hands on museum of science), Fisherman’s Wharf and Lombard Street (I believe considered the crookedest and steepest street in the world) and, unlike the men of the Grand Old Duke of York, I neither went up nor down.

The Haulocost Memorial

This is an amazing piece of art. Around the back wall are inscriptions to the dead of the Holocaust and it’s very clear to me that the lone person looking out serves as an indictment to those who knew then what was going on and did nothing to stop the genocide. The figures on the ground represent, to me, not only the dead but the unforgiveable and unforgettable treatment and death of each of all those who died, children, women, and men.

Golden Gate Bridge
Taken from the golf course at the Presidio

Golden Gate Bridge
Looking back towards the golf course.



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