Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Berkeley Succulents07 Feb 2012 03:39 pm


8th Street
Aloe striata in bloom. Looks nice against the rock. Granite!

Travel07 Feb 2012 09:09 am

According to some newspaper somewhere the best place to hold your wedding in San Angelo, Texas is at the Cactus Hotel.

Perhaps one of the most well-known sites for weddings in San Angelo is the Cactus Hotel. More than 60 weddings a year take place at the Cactus, said Marilyn Flage, manager of the Cactus.

I wonder if they have any cactus at the Cactus Hotel? Let’s find out, shall we?

This looks like a wedding, but I don’t see no cactus nowhere. Even if you click the picture to embiggen, you won’t see any cacti in that photo at the Cactus Hotel.

What about the exterior?

Wow! You never know what you’ll find on the internets these days. A classic antique postcard of the Cactus Hotel in San Angelo, Texas and not a single cactus in sight. Beautiful card, but still, what a ripoff.

Travel07 Feb 2012 07:01 am

Last weeks travels took me all the way down to the Bowery and the New Museum New York where they were closed due to installing new exhibits on all floors at the same time. Interesting!

However, I did get to see one piece of art on the facade of the building as part of their facade art program. This is Isa Genzken’s Rose II.

The rose sculpture, which measure 28 feet tall, is on loan from a private collector who, as The Observer noted, paid 750,000 Euros for the sculpture.

And the building was designed by recent Pritzker Prize winners SANAA who also designed the interesting glass pavilion in Toledo.