As the last two mornings I've awoken have been cloudier and cooler than usual here in L.A. (which has been a welcome respite from the heat), I've been reminded of my last trip to notoriously foggy San Francisco.
The last time I visited the City by the Bay was for the 12k Bay to Breakers fun run in preparation for the Disneyland Half Marathon next Sunday.
My training is going well and yesterday I did a practice 13.1 miles in 1 hr 56 minutes, which was great considering my goal time is under 2 hours.
Angel atop Native Son Monument
Anyway, I digress and as I was saying when last there I used the opportunity to once again explore and enjoy all the art to be found on the streets of San Francisco.
Native Son Monument in San Francisco
With my recent fascination with angels on the streets of L.A., I'm always especially drawn to the bronze angel sculpture atop the Native Son Monument.
University of Wisdom sculpture
Another dramatic sculpture that caught my eye as we were wandering the streets near our hotel close to the Embarcadero Center, was this 1989 bronze entitled 'University of Wisdom'.
This intriguing piece is by the French artist Arman and can be found on the steps of The Bentley Reserve.
Victoria Monument in Union Square
On the four corners of Union Square surrounding the striking Victoria Monument, they also had new creations from the Hearts of San Francisco sculptural project.
Keiko Nelson's Heart & Heart sculpture
In addition to statues and sculptures, you only have to look up to admire the architecture and other visual delights of the city.
Ceiling of the Ferry Building
The other sculpture that I really love from San Francisco is this giant piece, entitled Eclipse, to be found in the Hyatt Regency in the downtown waterfront district.
And that's it for my little collection of almost forgotten angels and arts from San Francisco.
I'm sure it won't be long before I'm back sightseeing, or maybe even to run the San Francisco Marathon. Let's see how I get on next Sunday first though...