Stick together… part 59… cities… part 6… San Francisco… part 3…

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Cable cars and Victorian houses, two things that you almost have to associate with San Francisco.

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Now I sort of want to do some mirror imaging of just Victorian houses… but I won’t.

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I mean, not on purpose.

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But they have all those cool embellishments.  My kids always called them ‘gingerbread houses’.

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There is a place or two in the city where the cable cars need to be turned around at the end of a dead end street. These, in America, are what we call roundabouts. That is not what the English mean by roundabout. But they don’t have cable cars.

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The cable car crews turn them around by hand, on a big, rotating wooden platform.

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I knew the brickwork around the roundabout would look good in a double mirror image.

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That one might be a metaphor for something…. hmmmm……..

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I have to admit, tRump supporters scare me a little…

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I mean, they really are willing to overlook almost anything, as long as they feel that they are getting at least one thing out of the deal. The really sad thing is that most of them won’t. The little tax breaks will be eliminated shortly. Their health care will get worse. There won’t be a wall built. They won’t get a denuclearized North Korea. The coal jobs aren’t coming back. Things won’t be cheaper to buy. And guess what, America isn’t going to go back to being mostly white people who feel entitled to be in charge.

Sorry, you sold your soul to a flim-flam man.

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Stick together… part 58… cities… part 5… San Francisco… part 2…

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There are so many great views of San Francisco that would be fun to do mirror images on.

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So I am going to try to limit this part to just two or three more posts after this one.

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Then, I have a weird idea for how I am going to end this whole series.

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It is going to be weird.

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Oh yeah, double mirror image.

And then we can get back to… uh… other weird stuff, I guess.

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Stick together… part 57… cities… part 4… San Francisco…

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A view of the skyline of the city in which I was born. I grew up across the bay, and spent a lot of time looking at that skyline. Of course, that is the skyline with a double mirror image effect… so…

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I did what I could with  a couple of single mirror image effects on this photo.

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I guess they came out okay.

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But add one more, and the magic happens.

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When tRump talks about immigrants, he seems to not recall that his family came here not so very long ago…

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Criminals, sexual predators, liars, cheats, defaulters, defrauders, tax evaders, swindlers, Russian collusionists… but I’m sure there are some very fine people in that family too.

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Stick together… part 56… cities… part 3… London…

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I love London. I have been there a few times. I saw the whole Royal Family.

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But this isn’t about that. I already did those posts. This is about cities… and mirror imaging.

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I have become intrigued with the symmetry of cities.

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Some of these images, if you just glance at them and don’t pay much attention, look like real, unaltered photos.

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But there is a subtle weirdness to the angles.

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Something that is just not quite right.

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Some just look like reflections in still water.

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And some are just abstract art.

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That should be my nickname… Abstract Art.

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And some, well…

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Some I did just to be silly.

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Because I crack me up.

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Stick together… part 55… cities… part 2…

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Cities are cool.

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Who doesn’t like traveling to a new city?

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But there is one thing about cities…

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Many of them tend to be quite symmetrical.

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That is why, on the first four images, I used a double-mirror effect.

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As you can see from these last few, you can get some interesting art out of a single mirror effect.

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But if I had added one more, they would be better.

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