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Rickshaw Obscura, What’s got three wheels, one door, and vivid upside-down views of San Francisco’s Embarcadero? You guessed it: the Rickshaw Obscura. “It’s a variation on the classic camera obscura,” explains exhibit developer Eric Diamond, “but it’s mounted on a three-wheeled bike.”  The custom-built creation weighs 1000 pounds with a couple of passengers but is surprisingly easy to pedal. “Thankfully, it’s pretty flat around here,” adds Diamond, who was inspired by tales of a van-based camera obscura built by artist—and Exploratorium legend—Bob Miller.

Rickshaw Obscura, What’s got three wheels, one door, and vivid upside-down views of San Francisco’s Embarcadero? You guessed it: the Rickshaw Obscura. “It’s a variation on the classic camera obscura,” explains exhibit developer Eric Diamond, “but it’s mounted on a three-wheeled bike.”  The custom-built creation weighs 1000 pounds with a couple of passengers but is surprisingly easy to pedal. “Thankfully, it’s pretty flat around here,” adds Diamond, who was inspired by tales of a van-based camera obscura built by artist—and Exploratorium legend—Bob Miller.

Dragon Motif, Oakland, California.

Dragon Motif, Oakland, California.

Luqman, from California, goes to town with the Dragon Motif on the ‘Town! via #loveoakland

Luqman, from California, goes to town with the Dragon Motif on the ‘Town! via #loveoakland

Sweet potato fan right here!

Sweet potato fan right here!

lindapoeng:

East Bay Area cyclists synchronize their busy schedules to check off a bucket list ride of Maui’s extreme, “Cycle to the Sun, the longest, steepest, paved road on Earth.” ZTY Media’s film, Will of the Sun, inspires the viewer to ride every day, overcoming obstacles and achieving lifestyle goals through cycling and community. You can follow WoS in Maui: #willofthesun

lindapoeng:

East Bay Area cyclists synchronize their busy schedules to check off a bucket list ride of Maui’s extreme, “Cycle to the Sun, the longest, steepest, paved road on Earth.” ZTY Media’s film, Will of the Sun, inspires the viewer to ride every day, overcoming obstacles and achieving lifestyle goals through cycling and community. You can follow WoS in Maui: #willofthesun

House art made from beach debris like lighters, in Berkeley, California

House art made from beach debris like lighters, in Berkeley, California

Thank you: Jennifer, Imani, Young, Abbey and the artful minded folks who took art to heart at the 2014 Asian Heritage Street Celebration #dragonmotif 

Thank you: Jennifer, Imani, Young, Abbey and the artful minded folks who took art to heart at the 2014 Asian Heritage Street Celebration #dragonmotif 

Kato Pop! of Oakland, California, painting live #dragonmotif #AHSC 2014 in San Francisco’s Civic Center. Photos by Jong Arcega and Gar Yeung.