Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Front Windows

In the spring, I did a stop motion video of the view outside my front window that can be seen here during the course, more of less, of 24 hours. It's odd to look at it, only six months on and realize how much the quality of light has changed this time of year, and even the milieu of the neighborhood is different. New tagging on different doors, a couple of new neighbors. Shift the camera three inches, and you'd view the breath-taking guy in the Italianate frame single-plex across the street whose bay windows face my own eye-to-eye, and he is seated at his laptop as I am at mine. When I moved in here, the crazy nine-dog-woman lived there, followed by the breezy Rastafarian social worker, and now he and his wife are there with their two Audis. I keep thinking of the dramas in Rear Window and wondering if something will go down. Or maybe I'll get brave and take a few shots of him at his iBook, and my readers can decide how many stars he merits.

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10 Comments:

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Gavin Elster said...

Wait is that ...
Do you live near a little store called Tony's?

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Ricci's Market and Samy's but no Tony's.

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger Gavin Elster said...

Walk the other way and you'll find you do unless it has closed in the past year.

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Gavin, yep, you're right, as featured in "The Pursuit of Happyness" and next to the Brava. Formerly run by Koreans, then Arabs, now Bengalis. Is that you out on the street peering in with binoculars?

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger Gavin Elster said...

Si correcto!

 
At 5:33 AM, Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

How cool (the vid) - gosh, I still miss the York theater, and it closed ages ago. And the St. Francis - it's still open?

Yes definitely next time In SF, if you're in the country, let's go have a walk together. Sounds like lots of fun!

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

The York became the Brava Women's Performance Center about six years ago and has hosted everything from Reno to Sandra Bernhardt to local acts. The St. Francis was bought by the owners of Boogaloo's and has become a hipster's hangout. There's a waiting list on weekends now.

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Gavin - By the way, how do you happen to know this obscure corner of the world?

 
At 9:24 PM, Blogger WAT said...

Gavin is a slut.

Not as bad as me, but he knows his corners.

 
At 9:30 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

WAT - Thanks for the tip. Now I know the identity of that floozy leaning on the lamp post next to Tony's.

 

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