Wasn’t Me!

Welcome to a new series Wasn’t Me! Things I’ve seen out that wasn’t me! Evidence of minor mishaps, graffiti, nature’s geometry, human error, unusual architecture, weird stuff I’ve seen out. You get the idea! Photos I’ve been unsure how to share in other posts.

First up are from November to December 2019. Most are taken on my phone out running, cycling, running errands hence the quality on some.


H&M window display Continue reading “Wasn’t Me!”

San Francisco: Downtown and Chinatown

Our first day of our California, Oahu holiday vacay was spent in San Francisco! We stayed outside of San Francisco at the Hyatt House Belmont/Redwood Shores residential hotel in Belmont purely for the reason they had a gym and kitchen. We tend to stay if possible self catering as it saves money, allows more time to explore not being tied to finding vegan restaurants, check out supermarkets and we get to have breakfast of our choice. The gym because P knew I’d go crazy if I just did hotel room workouts for 2 weeks. His ears would hurt.

Another reason why we stayed outside was after calculating Uber costs it was cheaper to hire a car which worked in our favour over the next few days. P reserved parking ahead and there was a little culture shock driving to the parking. He picked one of cheaper carparks which was I think in the one of the roughest inner city neighbourhoods. He didn’t know! Neither of us did! $25 all day parking. Others were $35 plus. Lots of homeless people (there are homeless people in Barcelona but not to the extent of San Francisco. This was a whole other level of homelessness) lining the sidewalks, a lot high. I think it was the open drug use and it’s affect that was the eye opener. It was hard not to stare which I knew was the one thing I shouldn’t be doing. While I was curious how they ended up homeless, I got a feeling most were looking out for each other as tents lined the sidewalks. Yes, it made me uncomfortable and at the same time I felt safe. There I said it. The parking turned out to be only a few blocks away from the centre or downtown San Fransisco. Google Maps you know everything!

Driving into San FranciscoDowntown posh part

Okay. I got photosnappy. The chances of visiting San Francisco again are low to never, so I snapped away. It took awhile Continue reading “San Francisco: Downtown and Chinatown”

Cursa de Bombers and Winter Hours

The hour change this weekend wasn’t that bad. It’s made it a little easier to get up thanks to it being lighter in the mornings. It’s the getting dark bit around 6pm that’ll take some getting used to. Thanks to the shops already starting Christmas, at least the nights now darker earlier will have light and colour. Until January when you’re plunged into darkness for what feels like the longest month (us in the Northern Hemisphere anyways. The other side of the world’s enjoying summer. Lucky buggers) of the year.img_4801

Anyways you know the score. 1st post of the week’s Continue reading “Cursa de Bombers and Winter Hours”

Barcelona Street Art AKA Graffiti

Barcelona has a reputation of being hip. One of the cities to visit if traveling in Europe. There’s a bit of something for everyone.

It’s also a city that has a reputation for street art. Especially the graffiti kind. There are a lot of crap tags, but equally there’s a lot of great art work sprayed on the walls. The best pieces get respect and can be around untouched for months. The city’s even dedicated a walls solo for graffiti (the most popular is near Placa Espanya behind the Hilton Hotel). It’s not usual for shops ask graffiti artists to commission pieces on their shutters to avoid getting tagged and there’s always a cheeky piece popping up where you least expect it. These are what I’ve stubbled across out and about in the last few months. Enjoy!Graffiti El BorneGraffiti cactijimmy on the rocks graffiti Graffiti dog with pink heartPalm tree mural graffitiPeacock mural graffiti Black cat graffiti Stencil cat graffiti Shark door graffiti Angry birds graffiti Toxic air graffitiZebra graffiti Peace kitty cat graffiti