Five Minute Safari

We woke to dense fog this morning but by late afternoon, the weather cleared to offer up an amazing end to the day.  I finished my last hour of work in the City today.  The bus dropped me off on the corner of the Embarcadero and Folsom.  I was greeted by one of my favorite sculptures in San Francisco, a bright red bow and arrow.  I love how the Bay Bridge back drop really gives you a point of reference as to how large this sculpture is!  

Inspired by my surroundings, I decided to do an invigorating 5-minute safari.  I took a quick look around Hills Plaza along the Embarcadero.

The building features some great architectural accents.

The Bay Bridge peeks out from different perspectives in the courtyard.  


I found a few items of flair as well.  I loved this inflatable jelly bean surrounded by bottles of wine at the Plaza's convenience store.
This office window flanked the courtyard and featured an eclectic mix of decorations including a ceramic fish, a cactus, and a set of antlers.

I chanced upon this majestic statue on the far end of the courtyard.  The associated plaque describes how this cast is an incarnation of the original Hills Bros coffee logo.  Did you know that Hills Bros invented the process for vacuum packing coffee around the turn of the 20th century?

What an inspiring, educational, and quick afternoon safari!

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