Photographing these chandeliers at Macy's in San Francisco cost a small fortune. I tried to photograph them from the Union Square main entrance, but had only my small pocket camera with me. This meant my daughter Jordana and I were forced to take the escalator to the next level, so I could have a closer view. Naturally, this sent us off to explore what was behind the partition. Lo and behold, a dazzling array of shoes encompassed practically the entire floor! Then there was that fabulous silk-knit dress that folds small enough to fit into a 5"x7" envelope - perfect for travel. Ahem...well worth the diversion, we agreed, as we left the store carrying extra parcels.
Lanterns and a skylight at Ghiradelli Square, where we met a very talented artist. More about him in an upcoming post.
California Street portico, with hanging lanterns reflecting the influence of early Spanish settlers.
Street lamps in Chinatown. Go here for photos of lanterns galore in Chinatown.