Video mix and photos of San Francisco by Michael

Music: San Francisco by Scott McKenzie

Art can speak to each of us as individuals in different ways. At times, it can speak to many of us in similar ways. When this happens, art has the potential to tap into and release our collective unconsciousness into the world as a movement. The Summer of Love is one example, and Scott McKenzie’s song (written by John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas) is an anthem for that period. It seems they almost got it right.

The movement known as the Summer of Love is an example of the archetypal energy of Dionysus breaking free into the collective consciousness of the world. While the power of that release has subsided, it is a force that still simmers within each of us. Is it calling to you?

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83 thoughts on “San Francisco

  1. Michael, a wonderful and sentimental post. Lovely video mix, and the photos/images are beautiful. I like your thoughts on how art speaks to us, it’s fascinating when we are moved by it. Please have a great Tuesday. ~ Mia

    1. Thank you, Mia…I always appreciate your reaction to my works. 🙂 I collected these photos over several years living in S.F. and when visiting. I’ve wanted to share them for a while but was waiting for the right context to click in my thoughts. I have a few more related posts in draft that will hopefully expand on some of the meaning behind this post. Seems all my posts are intertwined in one way or another, ha! 🙂

  2. You’re welcome Michael. You are quite talented, I’m glad that you shared the photos and video, I’m looking forward to the related posts. I like the idea of “intertwined”, sometimes I think everything connected by an invisible thread. Please enjoy your day! 🙂

  3. Sexy Sir, nice video and photos. Art can speak to us in many ways

    1. You are a work of art and always speak to me in many ways! :D:-*

      1. Aw so are you Michael! I was writing erotica and thought of you so I came by to read your post

        1. Writing erotica and thought of me? 😀 I like that a lot…please feel free to share a link anytime, sexy girl :-*

  4. One of my favorite cities! I fell in love with San Francisco at first sight. Lovely photos, Michael!

    1. Hi Grace, glad you enjoyed the photos. I’m with you…LOVE this city and never seem to tire of it. Btw, I just rescued this comment from spam. Not sure if this is happening to you on a larger scale. All of your other comments have come through. 🙂

      1. It’s all good, glitchy WordPress 😐 … hope you’re having a great weekend!

  5. This is so lovely, Michael. You are a man of many talents and thoughts. I love that about you. 🙂 Your photos are beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Beautiful ❤ You are so generous with your comment…really appreciate it! I like to move around a little with my posts. This one is something of an anchor post where I plan to build a few more on top of. And, I need to build fast because this one isn’t doing too well, ha! Glad you like the photos…I was pretty happy with the way they turned out and worked with the video. 😀

      1. You like lots of different things. Me too! Sometimes people only like the sex but we’re not sex machines, dammit! 😛 hee hee.

        1. Sex machine, no. Love machine, YES! 😀 You have me channeling the Miracles “Love Machine”.
          “(I, I)
          I’m just a love machine
          And I won’t work for nobody but you
          (Oh, yeah)
          I’m just a love machine
          (Yeah baby)
          A hugging kissing fiend
          La, la la la la, la la la la, la la
          La la la la la, la la la, la la la”

  6. Goodness, you’re adorable! 😀 Yes to love machine. Love is the best thing there is!

  7. This is beautiful Michael, God knows how much I wish to travel some day and see such beauty with my eyes, that’s if my eyes capture the beauty of it as good as you do. You are a mystic and artistic man Michael. And don’t forget damn hot and sexy on top of that 😊

    1. Hi Beautiful :-* Always feel excited when I see you’ve been on my blog…has me dreaming you’re on me! 🙂 You have a way of making a man feel very sexy! :-* You are so kind to comment on my photos and I always feel very humbled by your sentiments. I’m sure you will be able to travel in the not-so-distant future and have many, many years to explore the world. You are beautiful and vibrant and I’m sure your images will capture your spirit…along with a little photoshop just in case. 😀

      1. Hey Michael, I have been looking for something to read and I always remember your hot blog and know that’s where I can read some hot stories that will have my imagination go crazy wild. I will travel and capture the most beautiful pictures one day 😊

  8. Art really does open the mind to new things 🙂 thank you for sharing the beauty through your eyes and your private world 😉

    1. Thank you, Lavender :-* You know, this a really special comment. The way you phrased it gave me pause–in a good way–and inspired a little reflection. Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

      1. Aww…you’re so sweet Michael. Your artwork is inspirational to all of us. The way you present give us an up close and personal view of what the meaning of city life would be like in San Francisco (as I’ve never been there before). I plan on trick or treating, how about you?

        1. Thank you :-* So, for Halloween I’m looking forward to putting on my usual Batman outfit (an annual tribute to the character’s influence as an archetype) and having fun giving all the little ghosts and goblins a nice sugar high 🙂

  9. Batman eh ? Then your lovely body is all covered up. 😉 I’ve been pretending I’m a kid and joining the rest of the gang no one can tell the difference.

    1. Mmmm, you are so sweet AND sexy :-* I only wear the mask, cape, and utility belt…no suit. 😉 I would love to see your costume. I’ll be catching up on posts today… Hope you had a fun Halloween!

      1. I had fun babysitting lol… taking the kids around was fun. Maybe one day you can see it lol. 😉

  10. Michael, another lovely post displaying your artistic eye for scenery and beauty. Thank you for sharing! I’ve been California dreamin’ the past few months. You’re not helping! 😉

    1. Sweet and beautiful Tiffany…thank you <3. My eyes and spirit have certainly savored your beauty :-* California Dreamin' is a great tune. Channel Led Zeppelin's "Going to California" and not the Eagles' "Hotel California". Ooops, I'm getting ahead of myself on posts, ha! Hope your California dreams come true ❤

      1. Yes, the dream was rekindled in late summer with “Going to California” by Zepplin randomly playing at a very interesting time; catching my attention. Looking forward to the new posts!

        1. That’s a story I’d love to hear…such a huge Zep fan! They are right there with Batman in my dreamscapes. 🙂

  11. I wish the story were a page turner. It has more meaning for me than it would to anyone else. Suffice to say after this test next week I’ll be able to focus more fully on things such as traveling to places far away 🙂

    1. Hope your tests go well! You are so smart and, I’m sure, well prepared. You’ll nail the exams/certifications ❤

      1. Happy Halloween, Batman!
        Hmmm! I’ve had some very sexy role play ideas about superheroes (and villains)… 😉
        Hope you have fun today saving Gotham and its citizens.

        1. Mmmm, this gives me a rise just imagining what naughty fantasies you have floating through your erotic mind…. Hope you will share! 🙂 Hope your Halloween was fun…Gotham is safe and under control. 😉

  12. Yeah, so funny story. Took the kids to see their dad for Halloween. he and his GF were batman and bat woman. Maybe after the pressure of this test is over I’ll be able to share the RP thoughts. For now, I’m not there…
    Glad all is safe 🙂

    1. I’m sure that was fun seeing him as Batman, ha! At least he wasn’t with Catwoman… 😉

  13. Love this! And your photos are amazing!
    I went to San Francisco in ’07 and have been wanting to go back.

    1. Hi Vegas, thanks so much for giving this a look…glad you enjoyed the photos. I always feel a little angst setting them free into the world. 🙂 Almost 10 years since you have been in S.F? You are overdue pretty lady! Hope you are to plan a fun trip there soon.

      1. I definitely want to go back!!

  14. God I love that city and this post is fabulous ❤️

    1. Thank you Rita ❤ I’m pretty sure we are kindred spirits (certainly in the classic rock affinity). Glad it brought up some fun memories. Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

      1. I believe we might be. I hope the same for you.

  15. One of my absolute favorite places on this planet and you expressed the beauty and emotion of the city beautifully Michael. Great photos and composition. Makes me want to go visit again NOW! xo

    1. Awww Kristi, this is a very touching comment…especially given your love of San Francisco. I’m honored that you think I did it justice ❤ You do need to go San Francisco…just let me know when you are going…I want to come! :D:-*

  16. Bella città, un giorno verrò 🙂

    1. You will love San Francisco…a beautiful city waiting for a beautiful girl ❤

  17. SexualDespondant

    Love this song but I really love this city. I grew up just outside of SF and I miss it everyday. Thank you for bringing some of the great memories back. The video was wonderful. I loved the pictures and they compliment the song very well. Sid

    1. Thank you, Sid.😊 Since you lived there, I’m sure you recognized so many of the places. I was there for a couple years and return several times a year now. It never seems to get old. Hope you are able to return one day, my friend. She is waiting for you ☺️

  18. Maureen Sudlow

    love the memories

    1. Thank you Maureen, appreciate you stopping by to check out a post ☺️

  19. MinnesotaYogini

    Wow! Amazing stuff!!!! Very cool, very beautiful!

    1. Thank you for checking it out, so glad you enjoyed it🍷☺️

  20. Exotic Nita

    😲 wow 😳…!!!
    San Francisco… !!!

    So many places I would love to experience…

    And those array of photos.. is so beautiful 😍..
    you do have a eye for beauty..Michael…

    1. Thank you, I love taking photos…of nature and cityscapes…and bodyscapes 📷☺️San Francisco is a beautiful city…he city and surrounding area has me somewhat captivated. I hope you are able to visit someday. When you do, I’ll be pleased to give you a hands-on tour😘

      1. Exotic Nita

        Hands on tour…

        Mmmm…
        do you live in San Francisco..???

        San Francisco was always one ☝️ of the I would love to visit.. Seattle is next…

        You are giving me lots of reasons to be tempted to make that dream a reality..

        1. I used to live there but not now. I still travel there a lot though. So, if you ever make that trip…we could turn a few dreams into a reality 🔥😘

  21. Exotic Nita

    Hhhhhoooo…

    I do have a a few dreams that I would love to bring to reality Michael…
    and it all involved you..
    😋😝😈😈

    I’m getting quite the stir with my thoughts.😘🤗
    Mmmmm

  22. Exquisite! Went to stand at the corner of Haight & Ashbury about fifteen years ago and was amazed that the vibe was still as strong as it was when I was a young woman only able to dream of getting there from my Midwestern chains. Scott’s song remains one of my favorite tunes to escape to.

    Great memory trip! It’s never too late for a summer of love it seems. Thanks, Michael ❤️

    1. Awww, Hi Rita! 😃So great to see you! Going to Haight & Ashbury was like a sojourn for me too…just thinking about all the history and spirit of that era. I’m glad you felt this piece…the Summer of Love lives on within us and always has…we just have to tap into it. ❤️

  23. Man I haven’t been to SF since 2007. I would love to go back sometime!

    1. You are long overdue, young lady! You are getting closer and closer with your moves.😉

      1. We must go together! Then it will be a REAL adventure 🤗

  24. Makes this Alaskan girl want to visit. How did you do that?🤔😍🤔

    1. Awww, thank you Kris 💞 You have a special way of making me want to do things too!😈 Glad you enjoyed it and hope you make there one day. It really is an amazing city (and area) to spend some time.

      1. Smiled! lots….

  25. Amazing San Francisco

    1. Love it, thank you.😊

  26. Ah San Francisco una bella città con molti ricordi

    1. You have wonderful memories there too? I love this city.

      1. Me too. Its an amazing place

  27. Been to San Fran almost a decade ago, all I could remember was the blue dream strain from the dispensaries and the food. The geography was pretty spectacular, coming from someone who had previously never left NYC. though I’d been to Okinawa and the Shuri castle which was interesting…

    brings back memories! peace. 🤗

    1. Glad this brought back some memories. So true about the geography…just an amazing area right there in the city and then all around it…up to Napa and then down the coast past Big Sur…truly amazing. Sounds like you’ve enjoyed some awesome destinations.😊

      1. I don’t remember much except that the food was wonderful 😀

  28. Oooh micheal .. That was truly an amazing song..
    I always love that song but never heard it fully…
    and San Francisco is really so beautiful 😍 and those photos really gives me the urge to want to visit..

    Love those girls featured .. what beautiful exquisite girls!!!!.. love ❤️ that one on the horse 🐎…

    This post really shows a another amazing romantic side of you…
    and gives us an idea of your choice of music 🎶
    You are such a sentimental guy.. and you see everything in such a delightful view…

    Those art work and photos really spoke wonders thanks for sharing…..

    1. It seems like you are finally able to view my videos 😃👏 Thank you so much for the kind comments about the artwork and my taste in music.☺️You have such a giving, sweet way about you and I’m so happy this connected with you💞San Francisco (and the surrounding areas) should be high on your list as a place to vacation should you ever come to the US.😘

      1. Come to the USA 🇺🇸???!!!!

        Oooh 😯 micheal.. I’m actually living in Florida USA 🇺🇸..

        So it’s not impossible to visit San Francisco… and I’m definitely going to stop over on my way to Vegas Nevada…

        You have really inspired me to..
        and I always wanted to anyways…

        1. Awww, I didn’t know you lived here!? Did you move in last year or so? The mountains are Vegas are incredible…hope you find some time to get out of the city and explore the countryside.😃😘

          1. I would love to..

            With you.. Michael…
            just imagine the fun I would have.. exploring you…

            Oops 😬… I mean exploring with you…(haha ☺️😊😁😌)

          2. Mmmm, I think both versions of exploration sound delicious sexy girl 😋💦Hope your week is going great 😘

          3. Micheal!!!!!????☺️

            My week is going wonderful.. especially now that You has stopped by…

            And I hope you are having a most fantastic week yourself … enough to inspire you to write and give one of your ever so sweet story…

            I would definitely love to explore you.. I know it would be so scrumptiously delicious 😋..

            Mmmm
            Mmm
            Mmmmm 😍😘🤩🤗😊☺️

  29. Those are beautiful images

    1. Thank you so much ☺️ I have a lot 3D art sprinkled throughout my posts but will have more posts like this one devoted solely to the works. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your reaction.

  30. Great photos of San Francisco!

    1. Thank you Anne ☺️I lived there for a few years and it remains my favorite U.S. city ✨

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