Reflections on being told by Transamerica that I cannot take photographs of their building, make a poster of them and post it for sale on Zazzle.com. Yet they do not care about taking the same poster image from my copyrighted website and posting it on their Pinterest corporate page.
And when you are visiting the Transamerica building on a weekday, there is a little Redwood park on the northeast side with a little pond and yo can see something like this (below).
One might say that a basic purpose of government is to establish and maintain order, thought not at cost to some critical point called, “at any cost.” One would expect that people in “government leadership” positions would have some interest in, and skills in, maintaining order. Yet conflicts between governments maintains.
Think about how you or I personally see the relationship between state and federal governments, add in what we “know” about the people and issues involved, and we find we know a “bunch of stuff, ”and compared to how we personally see a similar relationship between countries and the “geo-political world” we see the former is less confusing than the latter.
However to some people in the future their experiences of the world will personally seem like our personal experiences of the relationship between states and the federal government.
For fun consider the whole context of information—liberals, conservatives, personalities, scandals, campaigns, drama, tea parties, think tanks, lawyers, soundbites and on scene action cams. That will really make the world small—as long as no one pulls the plug.
I had an image of a building with people in it working late at night to get ahead in their careers and I wondered if it was bossible. But knowt everyone works late into the night and not everyone wants to getta head in their careers. Still if I could focus on something said simply you might meet onesome gone.
Two sketches of mis converswayshuns with myself.
Over the past five years during visits to San Francisco I would often walk by the Transamerica Building and take a photograph of it. I created some interesting posters which showed the building in many interesting images and postcards using the images and posted them on my emptypage website and on Zazzle for sale.
At some point one of the posters appeared on the Transamerica Pinterest page taken from my copyrighted website. Later I was contacted by Zazzle that the legal department at Transamerica had told Zazzle to take the posters down as I had no right to make photographs of the building and make a poster for sale.
Since none of them had sold , for me to contest it would have cost me money. However the building is a part of the San Francisco landscape which is in public domain. And all of the posters showed the building in a positive light (pun intended). Tansamerica actually violated my copyright and then attacked me.
I could care less, or more but I would not spend any money on it but as you can see sometimes its on my mind.
Maybe one day God would just pick me up with two strong fingers and like a Father drop me in the middle of knowhere.
Diabo coffee, I was only there once, my sister took me in 2008. After many years it recently closed but click on the link or the image to see the history of someone who made great coffee and a place to drink it a way of life.
I immediately liked the sign and then we went up the stairs to the second floor I was pleasantly surprised by this wonderful asymetrical arrangement (below) with an almost anonymous spur of the moment feeling in the hallway, as if someone inspired by coffee, found these thinks laying in the hallway and was emotionally overwhelmed to make it.
I did take a few photographs inside but then I was asked to not take photographs so I will not show them but you can see some at this link.
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