Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fun in San Francisco

Yesterday my buddy and I drove up to San Francisco for the day. We started off at the conservatory of flowers. We expected to see a butterfly exhibit but that had ended and we didn't know it. But that didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves.
We walked through different rooms of plants and flowers stopping now and again to pet a few here and there. See my friend and I have this touch thing going on. We like to feel what we are seeing. It is one of the first times I have had a friend who is the same as me in that regard. It wasn't until we got almost to the end that we saw the sign... no touching. OOPS lol.

We then went off to the de Young museum to see the king tut exhibition and the other exhibits.

The King Tut exhibition was stunning. This is a wooden bust of him.

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in the pictures of his tomb. It was like they just threw everything in there without care for how it looked or landed.

I understand that he died quickly and they pretty much had to put him into someone elses tomb but could they not have taken a little bit of care?

After the Tut exhibit we went walking through the rest of the museum. The first piece that really just rocked my world was this.

Now this picture does not do this sculpture justice. It is HUGE. This is all that remains of a baptist church that was burnt down by a arsonist. I love the fact that they took something done from hate and turned it into art. Kind of a giant fuck you to racist pigs. Bravo!

This next piece was made completely of guns and ammo. They built a church out of guns and ammo. Some peoples minds are pretty unique.

And this last picture made both of us stop and think WTF. I decided that it should be called dead dog with a garden growing from it. Some random man in a wheel chair called it the birth of imagination through reality. I am sticking with my description.

A little while after this we were kicked out of the museum. Not because we touched things we weren't suppose to... although we did....nothing fragile of course... but because the museum was closing. We didn't get to see half of the museum so we have to go back. Isn't that just horrible lol.

I so enjoyed the day. My friend and I are the same in a lot of ways. We both want to touch everything, move things, peek behind stuff, open stuff that says don't open, go places we aren't suppose to be, yack about stuff without caring about what other people think of us.
I am not sure this would have been half as fun with someone who got bored easy or with someone who didn't end up behind a glass exhibit with me just to see the back of things.


  1. i didn't even see the "dead dog" in the picture until i read your decription and looked a 2nd time.

  2. I am quite intrigued by that dog one as well. We got in trouble at the National Museum of Art. Stuffy people there.

  3. I'm so jealous. I've always wanted to go to the de Young. I have no excuse really for not going, what with it being JUST across the bay, but I never have and I want to and therefore am jealous of you.

    Sounds like you had a great time! Good for you!

  4. Ive heard of that first sculpture before - totally awesome. You could take pics in the museum?

  5. Sometimes there's something very cool when you look behind. ;)

  6. I agree, Tut's tomb looks like my garage.

    Great photos! I love the sculpture made from the debris of the church.