Week 2 Task 2

Field Trip Site Description and Analysis:

Site 2: San Fran Bar

IMG_2257.JPGLambert, Shannon. San Fran Bar. 2016. JPEG

The San Fran Bar located on Cuba street in Wellington serves as an ideal place for adults aged 18-30 to come and wind down with friends after a long work week, or to see live music.

The bar has a relaxed and slightly grungy appearance, shown through the use of black paint on the ceiling, walls and floor. There is also a small skeleton that is positioned in the cage above the bar that also acts as a shelf holding alcohol, adding to the grungy theme but at the same time being juxtaposed by the two bright blue walls of the venue and vintage orange tabletops. This contrast in theme comes across slightly indecisive yet harmonised by the worn in skateboard decks displaying bar specials, an ideal halfway point between the punk and vintage themes. Another aspect of the appearance of San Fran to take note of is the use of industrialised accessories, such as the rough metal used as lampshades, bar stools and how aluminium drums with flaky paint are used to create a specific atmosphere here.

An example of one of the visual languages used here is the framed array of posters along the walls of the bar. These posters communicate a relaxed mood and hint that the bar is also used to hosting musicians regularly.


Lambert, Shannon. San Fran. 2016. JPEG


Lambert, Shannon. San Fran. 2016. JPEG


Lambert, Shannon. San Fran. 2016. JPEG


Lambert, Shannon. San Fran. 2016. JPEG


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