September 1, 2002

Musee Mecanique

Category: Personal — Biella @ 10:44 pm

A friend unexpectedly showed up in San Francisco yesterday so I have spent the last 36 hours roaming around having much more fun than I expected this labor day weekend. I finally got to see
Harold and Maude on the big screen last night at the Red Vic . It was the fifth time that I have seen that movie though watching it on big screen was like watching it for the first time. It is one of those rare movies that exude a sort of timeless quality even if all the clothing ties are about 3 times the current size!

Today was a hot day in SF, even by SF standards. It was perfect for going to Ocean Beach to throw a Frisbee ™ [yes, frisbee is a trademark] around before heading to my favorite of favorite places in the city, the musee mecanique, which holds a collection of coin-operated automatic mechanical musical instrument and games. It is a wonderfully fun spot that is unfortunately moving to Fisherman’s Warf sometime after it closes down at its current location at the Cliff House this month. If you have not yet gone, GO. Part of its mystique and charm is its location high up on the Cliff where one can look below at the Sutro Baths (where Harold and Maude’s anti-war scene happens) and look beyond to the still hills of the Marin Headlands. It is surrounded by the majesty of this place adding to its already magical quality. I think it is a shame that it is moving to Fisherman’s Whorf although I guess it is better than having the relics move away permanently from SF….

Now I am back home, pretty tired from all the biking, frisbee throwing, all on raw foods. Now I need sleep.

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