Every time I’ve gone over the Golden Gate I’ve wanted to see what was up on this high hills just to the northwest. Well today we went up there. Think the view from the viewing platform just off the 101 is good? Heh.
One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen is this Apollo crew module. It didn’t go to the moon, but was part of a 1973 Skylab mission. Still. It orbited the Earth more than 800 times, and splashed down safely 200 miles off of San Diego. You can see the erosion from the heat of re-entry all around the bottom.
I got a few minutes to walk around the building tonight, and I’m a sucker for nice stonework. Here are some examples of wise birds, patient tortoises, impatient rabbits, industrious insects, sturdy lions guarding the money box, and more. This was a landmark for me when I lived in Carroll Gardens. I used it’s always-accurate […]