San Francisco: After the Ruins

The Travel Bookshelf of the Houston Chronicle is
featuring a new book, After
the Ruins, 1906 and 2006:  Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
.  It’s a pretty neat
premise:  photographer Jack Klett returned to the settings of 48 historical photographs, and reshot the sites as
they appear now.  Accompanied by essays written by Philip L. Fradkin and Rebecca Solnit, the work "likely
will captivate anyone who has visited San Francisco."

Another bonus:  the book is also supported
by a  photography exhibit, featuring the both the works of Klett and the historical photographs, at he Fine Arts
Museums of San Francisco’s Legion of Honor, at 34th Avenue and Clement Street in Lincoln Park.  The exhibition
continues through June 4; call 1 (415) 863-3330 for more information.