13 July 2008

thursday, thursday plus photobooth friday



for the record: this is the one where ezra refuses to cooperate. which, I think, makes for a more dynamic composition. but whatever. we dragged that kid all over the place. we should have known that once he'd had enough he'd pull out the big guns and refuse to participate in the happy family show we had going in the booth. smart kid, that ezra. he knows my weaknesses, he knows how to bargain. what it cost me: two more quarters (for him) plus a modest-sized chunk of my patience. but I got my san francisco photobooth strip, yes I did.



and while we were wandering the great aisles of the musee mecanique, I ran into he of the spectacular photobooth skills. he was standing on a small ladder, repairing one of the vintage arcade games. I recognized him immediately. really, how could I not? I introduced myself and we proceeded to engage in a lively conversation regarding what else? photobooths. naturally.



ah, musee mecanique. where the antique arcade games are somewhere between mildly creepy and absolutely charming.



thursday was also a day for double decker carousel rides.



and a new someone for the stranger project



plus, plenty of souvenir shopping



and of course, cable car rides.

more photobooth friday here. and I promise I'm almost done with this san francisco love affair. I promise.

30 comments:

  1. you'll never be done. she works her way into every fiber of your being and you'll forever be dreaming of seeing her again. once again, lovely, lovely photos.

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  2. i'm reading this post just now and wondering if amélie is your favorite movie?

    :)

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  3. This is a strange and probably unanswerable question, but here goes. I'm dying to find a photobooth in my area, but I haven't seen one and don't know where to look. Any chance you've ever seen a photobooth in Washington D.C.?

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  4. never apologize about san francisco! i lived there for 10 lovely years; your photos have taken me around a favorite city with beauty.

    i leave for SF thursday morning and plan to visit the musee when in town, hopefully with friends in tow. my strip collection is seriously low and those b/w booths give good.

    i love how macabre the little arcade games are, so fun for the kiddies too.

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  5. It's a while I am the reader of your blog! I love your color of photos and photobooth. I traveled one time to San Francisco and I really loved! It's my favorite town too!

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  6. musee mechanique is such a neat place. I know we ended up their twice during our visit last summer. It would be evening and we were too tired to get involved in anything too big...but not ready to call it quits yet...so we would head over there. Loved the photobooth. Loved the whole atmosphere. Such a neat place...and a great place to blow some quarters...

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  7. thanks, all!

    lisa, you're probably right.

    springtreeroad, it's up there near the top, that's for sure.

    l, take a look at the photobooth finder on photobooth.net... actually, it looks like there's one in DC:

    http://www.photobooth.net/locations/index.php?locationID=282

    hope that helps!

    kristen, have fun in SF! can't wait to see your photobooth strips!

    yuko, thank you so much!

    becky, yes yes! so much fun, that place and I love that five dollars worth of quarters goes such a long way. can't wait to go back!

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  8. jennifer (dreemintrea)July 15, 2008 11:33 AM

    serIOUSly. i have yet to figure out how you 1) FIT that many bodies in a booth and 2) all look darling. i have trouble finding a way to fit myself and one other person in a booth..and never take cute PB pics. you should offer tutorial classes. :)

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  9. Don't stop! Your love affair with San Francisco has rekindled my love for that fabulous city. I can't wait to go back there now. Your photos are beyond inspiring.

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  10. almost too many great things in one sitting. love your blog.

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  11. I love the photo strip, it's gorgeous :)

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  12. Wow, just came across your blog and am totally inspired by your photos, beautiful, beautiful! x

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  13. i feel like i'm on a fabulous vacation just looking through all your san fran shots!

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  14. I love your blog, your photos are to die for, beautiful.

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  15. jennifer (dreemintrea)July 21, 2008 6:31 PM

    btw: you wear short bangs SO well, woman. really...that's a skill.

    cutie cute cute cute.

    :)

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  16. Creepiness goes along with artistic atmosphere.

    It does remind me of Amelie...
    Lovely:)

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  17. That museum looks like really fun! I'll have to keep it in mine for the next time I make it out the bay area! What beautiful photos!

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  18. So did I miss an email about the postcard swap?

    We went to the Orange County Fair yesterday — many of the pics I took were sort of in homage to you. You can see them here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jensig/sets/72157606328038949/

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  19. (sigh) I am suffering from SF withdrawal...

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  20. I love this photo!
    San Francisco really is dreamy, isn't it?

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  21. And I thought MY trip to San Fran was beautiful! Where are these places??

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  22. your pictures are beautiful - what kind of camera are you using?

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  23. thanks again, everyone!

    amy, I am currently shooting with a nikon D40. which I am loving. please feel free to email me if you have any questions about it... (email option on my blogger profile page)

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  24. i'm all about sf these days too!
    and can i say that your family is beyond adorable. you're right...the fact that your son is inching his way out of the photo makes it that much better.
    your blog is just so very cool. i love it.

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  25. you are fabulous...love everything you come up with - I am loving the SF love affair...have never been but my brother is there and can't wait to go! I was asked to nominate 7 blogs I love so check out my latest post! thanks for all you do...

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  26. Hey Andrea, just wanted to let you know that you are an inspiration, love all your phots and art. I've selected you for the brilliant premio award on my blog, Nancy

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  27. There is so much blog goodness out there, but this one, the girl hula's, is without a doubt the best of the best. Your thoughts, your words, your photographs...it's pure magic.

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  28. love those little ships - those would have been perfect for our pirate-themed wedding last year!!

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  29. Now that i KNOW you and I go back through your archives and I am even more smitten by you and your family.
    Sigh. I am beyond happy to have the honor of calling you sister-friend, darling Hula. xo

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