I'm still looking for a new handrail and handrail bracket for Pine Street. In an attempt to find a wood handrail with a metal bracket that might be available in today's market, I looked at this handrail bracket at the UCSF Bakar Fitness Center in San Francisco's Mission Bay by the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. Simple and straight forward, the bracket has no curves and is consistent with the cubist forms of the building. The warm wood tones and brass colored metal contrasts with the intense blue wall. Intense contrasting colors cover all the walls of the center. It's a legacy of Legorreta's time in the office of the master architectural colorist Luis Barragan.
I've never seen a handrail bracket like this on the market and I'm thinking this is custom made. I'll let you know when I find something for Pine Street.
UCSF Outdoor Pool
It's sunny and the temperature is in the 80's. It's my day off so I head over to Mission Bay UCSF and see if the pool is crowded.
It's crowded. According to the lifeguard, this pool is the most used UC pool in the Bay Area. On a warm sunny day everyone wants to swim. That's the case today at 2:00. If there are two people in the lane, then you split it half and half. If more people come, then you swim in a circle. I swim R E A L L Y slow so I don't like to synchronize my speed with others. I take a sauna instead.
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