14 December 2019

San Francisco – Views from Tank Hill and Twin Peaks: 14 December 2019

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This is a view from Tank Hill looking north. The towers of the Golden Gate Bridge are visible, and Mount Tamalpais overlooks the scene. The de Young Museum which is located in Golden Gate Parkis visible in this photograph.

This view from Tank Hill is looking east. Ahead is Mount Olympus, and immediately behind Mount Olympus is Buena Vista Hill


One more view from Tank Hill. Ahead is St. Ignatius Church; It first opened its doors on 2 August 1914. Angel Island and the Tiburon Peninsula are both visible in this photograph.


This is a view looking west from Noe Valley at the intersection of 24th Street and Church Street. Ahead in the distance is Twin Peaks.


This is a view from Twin Peaks. Corona Heights Park and Kite Hill are visible. Downtown San Francisco is ahead. Looking east, across San Francisco Bay, are Berkeley and Oakland.


This view from Twin Peaks shows the City of San Francisco's Public Safety Radio Towers. These two 180-foot tall steel towers primarily serve public safety radio systems used by San Francisco's police and firefighters.


This view from Twin Peaks shows the 977-foot tall three-antennaed Sutro Tower. This antenna tower is used to transmit television and radio signals to the immediate San Francisco Bay Area.
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"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com

09 December 2019

James Tissot's paintings were on display at San Francisco's Legion of Honor Museum: December 2019

James Tissot was born on 15 October 1836 in Nantes, a city near the Loire River in western France. He died in Doubs, France, on 8 August 1902.

I visited the Legion of Honor to view James Tissot's splendid paintings. I took photographs of some of his paintings, as seen below. His paintings were presented at the Legion of Honor's James Tissot: Fashion & Faith exhibition. The exhibition was open to the public from 12 October 2019 through 9 February 2020.

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October 1877.

The Ladies of the Cars, circa 1883-1885. Also known as The Ladies of the Chariots.


 The Fan, 1875.


 The Japanese Scroll, 1872-1873.


Painters and Their Wives, circa 1883-1885. Also known as The Artists' Wifes. 

  
Young Woman Looking at the Chinese Temple, 1869.

The departure of the Prodigal Son, 1863.

The Ball on Shipboard, 1874.

Spring, 1865.

The Partie Carrée, 1870.


 Chrysanthemums, circa 1876.


The Ball, 1878.

The Thames, 1875.

 The Captains Daughter, 1873.

 The Gallery of  HMS "Calcutta" (Portsmouth), circa 1876.

The Bridesmaid, circa 1883-1885.

Marguerite in Church, circa 1860.

 Meeting of Faust and Marguerite, 1860.

Provincial Woman, circa 1883-1885.

 Young Woman Looking at Japanese Objects, 1869.

Portrait of Captain Frederick Burnaby, 1870.

The Circle of the Rue Royale, 1868.

The Two Sisters: Portrait, 1863.

Promenade on the Ramparts, 1864.

Mrs. Newton with a Parasol, 1878.


Hampton Court. Also known as A Visit to the Park, circa 1882.


Kathleen Newton at the Piano, circa 1880-1881.


Visiting The Louvre, 1870-1880, also known as Foreign Visitors at the Louvre.



 Portrait of Mlle, 1864.

Spring (Specimen of a Portrait), 1877.

 
The "Young Lady" of the Shop, circa 1883-1885.

Winter or Mavourneen, also known as Portrait of Kathleen Newton, 1877.

The Prodigal Son in Modern Life: The Fatted Calf, 1880.

The Prodigal Son in Modern Life: The Departure, 1880.

The Prodigal Son in Modern Life: The Return, 1880.

The Departure of the Prodigal Son, 1863.

Afternoon Tea in the Conservatory, 1874.

The Convalescent, 1875.

Summer Evening.  Also known as The Dreamer, 1881-1882.

Mrs. Newton Resting on a Chaise Lounge, circa 1881-1882.

Hide and Seek, circa 1877.

Study for "The Sphinx" (Woman in an Interior), circa 1883-1885.

A Nimrod. Also known as The Little Nimrod, circa 1882-1883.

Croquet, 1877-1878.

The Reply, also known as The Letter, 1874.

The Elder Sister, 1879-1880.

Portrait of the Marquis and Marquise de Miramon and their Children, 1865.

London Visitors, 1873-1874.

Waiting in the Shallows, 1873.

Holyday, 1876.

The Last Evening, 1873.

James Tissot (1836-1902) painted this self-portrait, circa 1865.

Portrait of the Pilgrim, a self-portrait of James Tissot, 1886-1894.

The main entrance to the Legion of Honor museum.

Here is a view from the Legion of Honor looking north. Ahead, across San Francisco Bay, is the Marin Headlands.
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"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com