Friday, May 27, 2011

San Francisco's temporary Raygun Gothic Rocketship...

The thing I always love about going to the City by the Bay is that there's so much public art on the streets, from the Hearts of San Francisco to this fantastic Raygun Gothic Rocketship which temporarily resides alongside Pier 14.

Raygun Gothic Rocketship temporarily lands
at San Francisco's pier 14
Raygun Gothic Rocketship San FranciscoRaygun Gothic Rocketship
Previously docked at the infamous Burning Man Festival, this gleaming retro sculpture is a fantastic addition to the bay area (at least for the next 126 days and counting down, by the seems of it).
Raygun Gothic Rocketship sculptureRaygun Gothic Rocketship Pier 14
Raygun Gothic Rocketship sculpture
You have to love this giant kitsch rocketship which looks like it's from the old 1950's Flash Gordon TV series or the like. What a paradox, it's futuristic and retro at the same time.
Raygun Gothic RocketshipRaygun Gothic Rocketship Pier 14 San Francisco
But it's not the only work of art resting in the shadow of San Francisco's Bay Bridge along the Embarcadero, there's also Cupid's Span, a giant bow and arrow sculpture I've never seen before.
Cupid's Span sculpture
Cupid's Span sculpture San Francisco
Resting in Rincon Park, the 60-foot outdoor sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, really is an eye-catching piece of public art.
Cupid's Span giant bow and arrow sculptureCupid's Span bow and arrow sculpture
Like I said earlier, there's always something interesting to see in San Francisco, whether it be hordes of costumed runners for the annual Bay to Breakers race, or impressive outdoor sculptures...

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