The third large piece of "Burning Man Art" from the Black Rock Arts Foundation appeared on the Embarcadero earlier this month.
It's a 30-foot high statue of a mother and child called "Passage" that was a popular favorite at last year's event in the Black Rock desert.
The piece is also an instant hit on the San Francisco waterfront, where Mission Street hits the Embarcadero, a block east of the Ferry Building.
People are posing on the sculpture...
...walking around and through it...
...and altogether being thoroughly amused.
The sculpture was created by a couple of newlyweds in Hunters Point, Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito.
As is usual with these Burning Man art pieces, the installation is temporary.
If you want more information, check out the Black Rock Art Foundation's website, (click here).
Even cooler than the sculpture is a brand-new "public recreation" pier that stretches out into the bay from the same location.
It was originally a 637-foot concrete breakwater protecting the ferry terminals...
...but somebody had the bright idea to create a new public space out it.
It's all very spare and moderne, but there are metal chairs sprinkled around the far end of the pier.
The best part about the chairs is not only that they're fairly comfortable but they swivel...
...and you can spin around in them...
...while taking in the spectacular 360 degree view...
Or you can read and just take in the bay essence if that's what you so desire.
There's even a nice, minimalist trio of engravings with a Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem, which reads:
The light of San Francisco
is a sea light
an island light
And then another scrim
when the new night fog
And in that vale of light
the city drifts
anchorless upon the ocean
Whoever made this pier possible deserves hearty congratulations.