I'm wondering if this is tree humor and this specimen is the class clown. Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Avenue of the Giants, California.
Or rather, tree of the old tired sleeping dragon with a bent over Gonzo nose. Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt State Park, California.
This is the lobby (or is it a parlor?) of the Queen Anne Hotel. Built in 1890 as a girl's finishing school, this hotel on Sutter Street is said to be haunted (aren't they all?). San Francisco, California.