This is the door to a store that once sold ceramic tiles that were made by a local artisan. I regret that I cannot remember what the store was called. The building was empty for some time and half of the tile store is now occupied by Raw Studios. This lovely pink door, however, is […]
While I was out walking today, I went past the former Camera 12 cinema in downtown San Jose. It has been closed since September 2016 and was to be redeveloped. The plans have apparently stalled but someone somewhere is trying to make the best of it. The last time I walked by this building the […]
I recently saw this tree covered with knitting on First Street in San Jose, outside the Museum of Quilts and Textiles. I have no idea who did this or why, but the tree is quite delightful. The design is made up of scary monster-type faces. It reminded me of some similar trees that […]
Some new murals for your viewing pleasure. I have included photos of the artists’ signatures because I didn’t trust myself to read some of them accurately.
When I drove Jamie to the airport yesterday, we went through downtown San Jose and I noticed a few things that were new to me. So, today I went back to snap a few photos near Market Street and San Pedro Square. The first new thing I noticed was that there are lots of scooters […]
One of the many things I love about San Jose is the generous supply of public art. I have shared some before (here and here) and now I have some more recent finds.
Today I took part in a walking tour of Coyote Meadows in San Jose. The event was organized by a coalition of interested groups, and they provided information and historical context throughout the 90-minute walk. It was both interesting and provocative. The area was once the site of a brickyard that got its clay from […]
There is a building in San Jose that conjures up warm memories for those who grew up around here. It reminds them of childhood, family togetherness, and the friendly man who ran the store. It was a bicycle shop called Faber’s Cyclery, and it caught fire in 2013. I first saw this building in 2009 […]