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San Francisco Airport
July 1, 2004

After leaving from Sacramento, we hopped on the bus to the San Francisco Airport.  Since I was basically raised in SF< it was a nostalgic trip 'home' in many ways.  I have a plethora of memories from this airport, some of them good, and some of them now bittersweet. 

We waited for nearly two hours, and had some time to explore.  This was a grand beginning to the trip, since the airport had two displays, one of a wonderful cruise ship and its effects (similar to the Titanic) and another of Presidential Tableware. 

 

I suppose I am a bit of a sentimentalist, but I stood there in awe before the dinner plates that George Washington and Abraham Lincoln could have eaten upon.
 

 B'sides the intrinsic historical value, it was appropriate that I took in a bit of our oldest 'American' history and ambiance, before setting off for a place with things and artifacts hundreds and even thousands of years older than our young country.  

Airport - Presidental Tableware
 
 

 Lincoln Tableware
 

Ulysses S Grant and Abraham Lincoln had nice taste. . . or their wives did anyway.  The Purples are Lincoln's, and the peachy ones are of Madison era.  1860's

 

 Abraham Lincoln Plates


 

 

 

Down through the years now, to Ronald Reagan's choices (Probably more like Nancy's) for Air Force One, and Camp David.

The Reagans were big on entertaining.  Their expensive RED set of dishes were amongst the most costly in the White House.  These were trimmed with gold.

There was actually quite an uproar in the '80's about the china.  Reportedly she spent more on one place setting than the cost of a motorboat! 
(I thought it WAS gorgeous though)

 


 
 

 

 
 

At the President's Table

May 2004 - November 2004

This exhibition showcases an historic collection of White House porcelain, from George Washington to contemporary presidential administrations. Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Set Charles Momjian, representing one of the largest collections of china outside the White House.

 

 I'll easily admit to being a purist.  I'm not interested in 'reproductions' though I do like to see what things were like if there is no original available, there is still something amazing about looking at 'The real thing'.  Plates with chips and knife scrapes, that COULD have been made by the leading men in our history.  It fascinated me.  These are George and Martha's Washington's set, most of which were destroyed in a fire.

 


 
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  I have a penchant for doorways.  These are some of the ones that delighted me all through our travels.

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and on to Munich. . . .

Germans

Call

Munich

"MUNCHEN

(Click below go to MUNICH )

 The Title from the side of the Bus


 
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