Saturday, 12 March 2016

Beach Party in the Shadow of The Cliff House

The famed Cliff House Restaurant, built 1896 in San Francisco, California by Adolph Sutro was a 7-story Victorian chateau called by some "The Gingerbread Palace".  It survived the 1906 earthquake but burned to the ground September 7, 1907.

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  1. Great job on the fascinating array of colorful people! I'm tryin' to imagine what the woman w/ the outstretched arms is doing: is she hailing the Gingerbread Palace, or sleepwalking in the daytime? =laugh=

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    1. That is actually an antique chromolithograph of Antigone -- paid $3 for her at local thrift store -- a bookplate. To me it almost looks like she is placing The Cliff House in position (as if it is a dollhouse) or shoring it up!

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  2. This house is a real cliffhanger! Good that the giant lady is holding it in th eright position! Interestings folks around!

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    1. Thanks Sabine. It was a fun piece to do.

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  3. Interesting story and characters. Easter Eggman's got a handy vessel!

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    1. Thanks Ron. The Easter Eggman is a Barnum & Bailey circus act (cut from my big book of the circus) and I don't remember exactly how that egg figured into the act but I think it might have involved the high wire!

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