joeywatt HOBART BUILDING, upon completion in 1914. Willis Polk, the architect is one of those atavistic characters that needs more attention. Given his lack of a formal education and the controversy about the building it is amazing it still stands. The elevator panels look like they are from the 70's and I suspect the 13th floor may have been added around this time. This man I suspect would be an interesting story but who has the time to tell it? "I was walking down Market Street and noticed how badly that straight line on the roof of the Hobart Building looked." Polk 1914 3d
  •   joeywatt @nancyfordephoto I can get yackinng, especially when I have other things to do : ) The more I dig I to this guy , seems a great movie about a different time. 2d
  •   joeywatt @nancyfordephoto , I rennet the good Craic we shared about the ones who went before us. It is humbling but reassuring. They made it in much deeper waters so we can endure the fathoms 2d
  •   c_at_ig_1 I think it's quite beautiful 2d
  •   kellybrainard Fascinating, you've inspired me to learn more about Polk too. I've learned bits and pieces about many of the other familiar San Francisco/California names but not much about Polk...until now! :) 2d
  •   joeywatt @c_at_ig_1 beautiful - perhaps from a distance and I couldn't stop looking at it. So out of place. When it was built it must have seemed huge 2d
  •   joeywatt @kellybrainard I've seen your shots from up above and thought of ya. Polk street had quite the rep awhile back... Wonder about the street names , after the fire? 2d
  •   pallbin Great photo and a nice gallery. Keep up the good work! 2d
  •   joeywatt @pallbin thank you very much. I had fun with this one 2d

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joeywatt The #13 appears in modern times but was skipped in the past. What it says about then and now I'm not quite sure. It must say something? 5d
  •   lenelangbakk I guess the statistics are on 13's side 5d
  •   joeywatt @lenelangbakk hello and I've found it has a word: triskaidekaphobia. I was in an older building and almost took a pic of the missing floor. Now I'm going to find an older one and shoot what doesn't exist. Just hope they don't ask who do I intend to visit. 5d
  •   lenelangbakk Just tell them you have triskadekaphobia and you'llbe alright 5d
  •   c_at_ig_1 The birth of our teenage years; where would we be without 13 2d

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joeywatt Things are looking up... 2w
  •   joeywatt @naked_couture @gallowaygirlhandmade , sometimes I'm convinced that angels are hidden amongst us... Today one appeared from the strangest place. After this experience I looked up and saw the sky in a different way. Take chances and the Gods will favor you!!! 2w
  •   lenelangbakk Glad to hear it 5d
  •   kburke00 Hope that means in real life as well!! 3d
  •   joeywatt @kburke00 you can't judge a fighter when he has gone down, all suns do this. It is the heart they have on getting up... I'm going to do my best' thank u 3d
  •   c_at_ig_1 The clouds are looking down ~ a duality in time 2d

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joeywatt What is the best move for White?
Nothing fancy just chess...
3w
  •   michaelvbryant Are you Black or White? @joeywatt 3w
  •   joeywatt @michaelvbryant WHITE to move and I found a second move that does the same thing. I used to play much more and it is fun to start again. It is a bit like photography with themes , lines, patterns , and sometimes luck. The reception is so bad I have to copy my comment in the event it doesn't paste. 3w
  •   michaelvbryant Is that because it's your area? @joeywatt 3w
  •   joeywatt @michaelvbryant if you move the white night to one of two places it is a checkmate. It has a theme of removing the escape squares and exposed check 3w
  •   michaelvbryant I see it! @joeywatt 3w
  •   michaelvbryant Because the Queen can swoop in but it will be overtaken with the other knight. Nice move! @joeywatt 3w
  •   erfanmot it's too easy! 1.Nd6+ Kh6 2.Nf7# 3w
  •   c_at_ig_1 The bar 2d

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joeywatt Fruitvale BART station with all the horror the dream holds... Oscar Grant the 3rd and another trial set to close in a few days... 4w
  •   lenelangbakk Hey Joey How are you my friend? 4w
  •   ohhlookabunny So Good to see you in my feed bro!! 4w
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  •   javiervegas Good one! 4w
  •   joeywatt @lenelangbakk @ohhlookabunny @katwesterman @javiervegas thanks so much and it is nice to get back in touch. Been running like a cat in a thunderstorm." I miss all this and look forward to catching up. This picture was an odd snap - one of those places that seems to hold some invisible energy. It is the same station that Oscar Grant was killed at. A trial is due to close and it is a brutal story. A police officer pulled a gun and claims he thought it was a tazer and the young man was shot dead. Strange to think of this event that was captured on cell phones and after global news they even made a film. I saw this image of MLK just as the woman walked in. This is the spot for the taxis to gather and for some reason it seems to be the only taxi absent station. It will pass... 4w
  •   zed4zorro Brilliant! 4w
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joeywatt Seems strange to sleep on a train in all sense of the action. Seems that things pass as they do with one day blending seamlessly from one to the next. That is until you reach this mythologic destination.
Nothing fancy, just a passing thought.
1mon

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joeywatt Tis in the eyes... of trains ... Destination ... 2mon

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joeywatt Nothing fancy 2mon

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joeywatt Enjoy the wait!!! 3mon

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joeywatt Enantiodromia "People will do anything, no matter how absurd to stop from facing their souls." Jung 3mon
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  •   surreal42 Awesome 3mon
  •   joeywatt @moosh1 @kburke00 @dafna1gordon @surreal42 thanks so much and it was very cool how this picture came about. It all started with a discussion I was having with a scholar about Jung. We were talking about Jung's theory about the shadow and it seemed to follow me around (intended). Towards the end of the day I just happened to see these shadows appear and the time lasts about 5 min or so. I just sat on the curb and grabbed a few people who happened to pass. I wasn't looking for the person but the shadow and if I'm to follow Jung it was an attempt to look at my own shadow. One of the positive aspects about this shadow we carry around is its creative side. Sorry for my blabber... 3mon
  •   kburke00 You never blabber !!! Thank goodness the shadow is related to our creative side otherwise..... ??!! 3mon
  •   joeywatt @kburke00 , it is interesting on so many levels and the creative side is perhaps the good side of it. In many ways it is a psychological blindness that we don't see. Jung was unsure if we could actually see it. Perhaps my favorite side of Jung was that he was quite certain that he was unsure of the validity of his theories. 3mon
  •   lenelangbakk Projections are always interesting! Maybe it is easier for us to recognize them in others than ourselves? 3mon
  •   c_at_ig_1 Yep 👥 2mon

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joeywatt Some seem to radiate a different light that Rembrandt understood. Some people give off a different light and I suspect she will never know. 3mon

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joeywatt Oakland Train Statiom 3mon

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joeywatt Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.
4mon

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joeywatt From one point to the next , the train in same all over the world. What appears to be outside that window is misspelled ... 4mon

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joeywatt Shoot or be shot ,,,,, At first I tried to argue but the longer we argued the more they looked. Score another for the SMART PHONEY... 4mon

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joeywatt Sign O' the times and a TV Eye to the right... 4mon
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  •   redtail1969 Big Bro 4mon
  •   joeywatt @estep22 @redtail1969 , We argued this one for some time as I was absolutely certain I was 100% right about this one. Arguing with your SMART PHONE in a public place isn't such a good idea. "Check out out the Big Brain on Joey.." 4mon
  •   c_at_ig_1 How does one secure ones heart 2mon
  •   joeywatt @c_at_ig_1 sorry to just find this and you always have that depth. I'm just going to take a stab at it. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the heart takes a beating. From a medical point of view it is such a fascination. You can put it in a blender and then place it in the proper isotonic soloist and the individual cells will join back together and beat as one by pushing out the sodium and potassium. From a more poetic perspective I'm wondering if it should remain unsecured and open to beat? 3w

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joeywatt "Words are all we have." Samuel Beckett 5mon
  •   joeywatt @mayur_malusare "The poor get money for lifting weight, the rich pay money for lifting weight... The Irony is unmistakable. " Thank you so much and I wanted to point out your words that I found awhile back. They are as heavy today as they were then. It is very fascinating to see your take on the world and you have a true gift with words !! 5mon
  •   d_squared_hk Now here's a drama!! 5mon
  •   joeywatt @double_day thanks so much and with such a play of words... 5mon
  •   d_squared_hk @joeywatt play of words is probably your field my friend.....I'm just an impostor or at least a wannabe 5mon
  •   joeywatt @double_day well in many ways it is that perfect word that allows me to keep my teeth at the end of the day. It is a type of black belt in verbal Judo 4mon
  •   iriskadi <3 3mon
  •   joeywatt @iriskadi thank u 4w

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joeywatt The strain of the the packed train... 5mon

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