Years ago on a business trip for the company at which I was working, I had the pleasure of staying at the El Conquistador Hotel/Resort. The El Conquistador is located at the eastern end of Puerto Rico. This picture was taken from the balcony of my room. Every morning while there I would order a hearty breakfast (room service) and then have the breakfast served on the balcony. It was pure bless sipping rich coffee and gazing at this wonderful view of both the Caribbean and the Atlantic.
This picture was taken with my Minolta 450 SLR (film) camera early one summer morning. The view is looking south from Mori Point toward Pedro Point. It takes a bit of a hike to get there but it is well worth the time and effort.
With a cold unrelenting wind off of the Northern Pacific Ocean, yesterday's beach walk was just that...cold!
Thirty-three years ago this weekend, I moved to San Francisco. Obviously I've changed. However, the city has really changed...and not for the better in my judgement. Years ago in the middle of a long holiday weekend the Castro would have been a non-stop party of sights and sounds. Now it is subdued. I walked into one bar (440 Club) and ordered a drink...and as I sat there looking around...I suddenly realized I was the youngest person there! My thought is that young people can no longer afford to live here. Then later I ran into a friend who has lived here 16 years and found out she was moving away...she had been Ellis Act'd out of her rent-controlled apartment and could no longer afford to live here. Any city where the only criteria of living there is having a great amount of money...that city is no longer a vibrant city but rather a dull enclave.
Sooo...last night...the Friday night of the long Memorial Day weekend...after a few Tanqueray & tonics, I decide to do some experimental photos using my iPhone 6. The above is the end result. Not bad, eh?
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