Sunday, February 24

Sunday In The City.

Today, a trip to the Musee Mechanique. These ancient coin-operated
musical instruments and antique arcade machines used to live at the
Cliff House, but now are housed in a old wharf warehouse. Poor old things.


Palm of her hand.



Rock 'em, sock 'em.


Seeking fame and fortune.


Sitting pretty.


Pay per view.


Photos and a booth.


Careful, sailor.

12 comments:

ThatBeeGirl said...

i love this!

the photobooth at the musee mecanique is such high quality. didja jump in and try it?

sfgirlbybay said...

Thanks girl! Oh yes I did! :)

Katherine said...

i love, love, love all of these old machines. except for the one with the sailor--for some reason he scares the bejeeeeeebus out of me!

S.HOPtalk said...

Wow...thank you for the trip down memory lane. My grandparents, who lived in the Sunset District, often took me out to Ocean Beach and the Cliff House when I visited. The arcade was always a highlight (even though it sort of creeped me out a bit as a child)...such nostalgia. Thank you!!!

P.S. I had no idea musee mecanique existed...I can't wait to go on our next SF visit

logan said...

I love this place!

Before I graduated I interviewed the owner (a real sweet guy who inherited the machines from his father who WON his first machine and subsequently purchased the rest with the pennies deposited.

I think the multimedia piece is archived here...

http://xpress.sfsu.edu/specials/2007s/MUSEE/soundslides01/

Anonymous said...

I knew they were going to close the one at the Cliff House. Do you have any information for us, so I can visit next time? Address, open to public?

Alexandra said...

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logan said...

Anon - it's located at Pier 45 at the end of Taylor St. It's open to the public and admission is free!

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks for all the inside scoop guys. i'll check out your piece Logan!

and thanks anon, for the address.

thank you alexandra - i will go check it out!

Home said...

I love this!! --Kelly

Hatdiva said...

Refugees from that fantastic old place called Playland...too bad developers tore it down.

.vanessa said...

ahhh i had my very first photo booth experience in melbourne the other weekend it was the most fun ever!