Staying close to home during the extended holiday…
Good in the Hood
26th annual Good in the Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Music & Food Festival, celebrating (non-gentrified) inner north and northeast Portland.
World Naked Bike Ride
“a protest against driving and fossil fuel abuse, a rolling party, and a demonstration of the unifying power of bicycles”
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) protest
8:00 am Sunday – protesters still asleep.
Milk Carton Boat Races
A half-gallon milk carton will float four pounds.
Boat building and navigating skills vary.
And non-milk-carton boat traffic on the river…
New Orleans is a majority non-white city. At the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, most of the workers were African-American. The majority of the performers were black, although most of the closing main-stage artists were not: Sting, Rod Stewart (filling in for Aretha Franklin, who cancelled) and Jimmy Buffet the first weekend; Lionel Richie, Beck, Aerosmith & Trombone Shorty the second.) The crowd was almost exclusively white. I don’t get it.
The Batiste Family – Father and Sons
Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with Lucinda Williams
Sunday church services
Can you find Rod Stewart in this photograph?
Just a few of the necessaries
The Other Beignet place
Rita Mae’s – better food and more attentive service than most of the fancy eating places. Hand-lettered sign: “DO NOT USE SUGAR PACKETS TO LEVEL THE TABLES”
Aquatic Park, near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf is a favorite of hardy swimmers. They can be seen most any time of day, in any weather. The cove, formed by two curved piers, is usually placid. Strolling along the Aquatic Park Pier, you’ll have panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and The City. (Locals insist it’s capital “T” and capital “C”) Warning signs tell you, though that the pier may not hold up under your weight. You could be a sea lion’s tasty snack.