san francisco: Vegas Bob gearing up for his next job in the Bay Area - 01/28/20 08:23 AM

Vegas Bob gearing up for his next job in the Bay Area
 
Robert Swetz aka Vegas Bob is getting ready to start a new construction project in the Bay Area in Northern California. VB is not sure if he's going on a project in Silicon Valley Santa Clara County or in Downtown San Francisco.
Most of the huge projects are coming up in Downtown SF with plenty of overtime working 6-7 days per week. VB is getting closer to retirement age so he's thinking 6-7 days per week would create a larger nest egg when the time comes to hang up the hard … (4 comments)

san francisco: Silicon Valley California or Las Vegas for Robert Swetz? - 05/09/18 08:38 AM

Silicon Valley California or Las Vegas for Robert Swetz?
At the moment Robert Swetz has been preparing himself physically and mentally for the next new construction project to come his way. 
Robert has checked some new projects out and likes several but none that are really close to where he lives in San Jose. Robert was offered several jobs in downtown San Francisco but (does not) want to spend 4 hours per day commuting from SJ to SF.

There are many new construction projects getting ready light up in Las Vegas Nevada and the Bay Area. But at this moment Robert being patient about … (7 comments)

san francisco: Videos By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - 03/25/18 11:21 AM

Videos By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

Robert Swetz aka Vegas Bob has been taking videos for around 10 years now and has traveled the world capturing different video footage.
40 years ago Robert Swetz started taking photographs and then later picked up on taking videos.


Robert Swetz has approx. 3000 videos loaded up to 2 different YouTube accounts and Robert plans on pulling out his video cameras and taking fresh (new) videos starting with California.

VIDEOS BY ROBERT SWETZ630 subscribers


Robert has left 2 URL's that will lead you to his 2 YouTube accounts. Feel free to … (6 comments)

san francisco: Glass & Metal Specialists Receive Contractors License in California 3-10-2017 - 03/10/17 09:20 PM

Friday, March 10, 2017 Glass & Metal Specialists Receive Contractors License in California 3-10-2017  
Glass & Metal Specialists Receive Contractors License in California 3-10-2017   Well it's official Glass & Metal Specialists finally get a contractors license in the State of California. Robert Swetz received several calls today and some text messages including one from the Better Business Bureau congratulating GMS on their contractors license.     Robert Swetz and his business partner were going to first get licensed in the State of Nevada, but commercial building has been so slow in Las Vegas Nevada that we decided to get … (5 comments)

san francisco: Chinese Investors Continue to Increase Home Values Across the World - 02/26/17 01:00 PM

Sunday, February 26, 2017 Chinese Investors Continue to Increase Home Values Across the World     Chinese Investors Continue to Increase Home Values Across the World   Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has been putting his feelers out around the world trying to find out "WHY" home prices across the world continue to increase. Vegas Bob doesn't mean to pick on the Chinese but multi-millionaire's & billionaire's from China continue to purchase homes around the world in major cities.  I just found out from my tax man in Las Vegas that was born & raised in Australia that the Chinese continue to … (8 comments)

san francisco: Was Robert Swetz the California Kid before he became Vegas Bob? - 11/19/16 04:42 AM

 Was Robert Swetz the California Kid before he became Vegas Bob?


Robert Swetz was born in the Midwest and when he was a teenager moved to Portland Oregon and lived there off and on for 5 years. The photo (above) was taken in Santa Cruz in 2016 and the photo (below) was taken in Portland Oregon in 1979.


In 1982 Robert Swetz lived and worked in downtown San Francisco and in 1983 he lived in Santa Barbara and also worked as a glazier in the construction trade.
Between 1985 and 2000 Robert Swetz lived in Minneapolis, … (12 comments)

san francisco: Robert Vegas Bob Swetz steps back in time - 10/18/16 11:34 PM

Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz at Crosby Lake Minnesota 2003
 
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz steps back in time 
 
Well Vegas Bob will be headed to Minnesota early this afternoon and it's been 5-6 years since I have gone back.
Being born and raised in Minnesota every time I go back there I get flashbacks of when I was very young.
 
 Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz Portland Oregon 1979
 
Now some of you might think with the name "Vegas Bob" that I must have been born and raised in Las Vegas Nevada.
But actually Vegas Bob was born in the state of Minnesota.
And at the age of 17 years … (46 comments)

san francisco: Robert Vegas Bob Swetz headed back to California to work - 04/27/16 04:00 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz headed back to California to work
Construction continues to boom in many parts of California so Robert Swetz will be headed back to the Bay Area in northern California soon.It's time to get busy, it's time to make some money and it's time for me to help build parts of Silicon Valley in California.Here is a colorful photo that I took at Half Moon Bay only minutes south west of San Francisco.What I like so much about working in parts of California is being able to visit the pacific coast, hike along the beaches and take photographs like … (5 comments)

san francisco: I left my Heart in San Francisco - 04/08/16 08:39 AM
I left my Heart in San Francisco California Robert Swetz
Robert Swetz had the privilege of visiting San Francisco for the first time back in 1976 as a teenager, and what an amazing place.
Back in 1976 my parents bought me an old cheap camera several years earlier that really couldn't take photos like these, and since then I have either lost them or misplaced them.

For anyone that has never been to the city of San Francisco in California, I'm sorry and you have no idea what your missing.

And for anyone that has been to San Francisco you probably know most of the places in … (25 comments)

san francisco: Golden Gate Bridge California by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - 02/13/16 11:10 AM
Golden Gate Bridge California by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Here is a great video of the Golden Gate Bridge located in California followed by some great photographs.

For anyone that has never been to the Golden Gate Bridge, walked on it and or viewed it in person you are missing out.The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most amazing bridges in the United States of America.

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has been visiting the Golden Gate Bridge since the late 70's when visiting as a teenager. And since the 70's I always try to take a walk across the bridge whenever I am … (21 comments)

san francisco: Working The Bay Area & Building a New Retirement Home - 02/02/16 03:56 AM
Working The Bay Area and Building a New Retirement Home by Robert Swetz
Robert Swetz aka Vegas Bob - Alaska Bob is seriously thinking about going back down to the Lower 48 and working in either The Bay Area California or Las Vegas Nevada.The Bay Area is BOOMING now with Apple Campus 2, Microsoft, Netflix, etc. and a massive 5 year project in Downtown San Francisco with 3 skyscraper's one reaching 57 stories.
 Robert Swetz is very interested in building a New Retirement Home in Alaska. Robert Already owes the land and now he just needs some extra cash to make this new … (15 comments)

san francisco: Apple Corporation Campus 2 - 19111 Pruneridge Ave Cupertino CA 95014 - 01/30/16 04:02 AM
The New Apple Campus 2 at 19111 Pruneridge Avenue Cupertino California 95014 has been under construction and in full swing for approx. one year now.
Robert Swetz has been a glazier (glass installer) for over 40 years now and there is a great possibility that he will be working on the New Apple Campus in 2016.

While Robert Swetz was in conversation with Business Rep. at the San Jose Glaziers Local, the BR mentioned that another approx. 40 acre expansion for Apple Corporation had been approved for the manufacturing of Electric Cars in the Future. 
Along with the booming construction taking place in Santa … (17 comments)

san francisco: Demons - End of the World or Second Coming of Christ? - 01/25/16 04:48 AM

Demons - End of the World or Second Coming of Christ?
At approx. 1:30am 1-24-2016 in Alaska my wife and I were woke up to the bed shaking all over the room, very similar to scenes from the movie The Exorcist and no it was not a honeymoon night.
While my wife and I were waken by the Earth Quake she was saying out loud "Oh Jesus" ... "Praise Jesus"
It was quite frightening and it lasted for around 2-3 minutes. 
Picture frames were shaking on the walls, flat screen TV's were rocking back and form and then we heard a bang come from upstairs.
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san francisco: Robert Vegas Bob Swetz may be headed back to the Lower 48 - 12/27/15 11:24 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz aka Alaska Bob has only been in Alaska now for 7 days and it already looks like he may be headed back to the Lower 48.
 
There are 2 huge construction projects going on in the Bay Area, one is Apple Corporation and another huge project in downtown San Francisco consisting of 3 very large skyscrapers.
 
With the cold weather in Alaska there is very little work, and with the Boom going on in the Bay Area there is about a 98% chance AB/VB will be headed back to the Lower 48.
 
I will know in the next several days … (2 comments)

san francisco: This could Robert Vegas Bob Swetz last year as a Construction Glazier - 06/01/15 11:39 AM

 Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz Caesars Palace Las Vegas Nevada
 
In the late 70's Robert Vegas Bob Swetz father owned a glass company named "Larry's Metro Glass" in St Paul Minnesota.
Robert's father was a glazier (glass installer) all his life and Vegas Bob remembers sweeping floors when he was 11 years old, at that time VB's father was a foreman for "Brin Northwestern Glass"
 
Vegas Bob started working for his father's company Larry's Metro Glass" when he was 16 years old.
Vegas Bob has continued through the years working for glass companies in Minneapolis/St Paul Minnesota, San Francisco California in 1982, Las Vegas Nevada 2004 … (13 comments)

san francisco: Follow Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz at YouTube - 05/05/15 11:44 AM

 
Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz has been posting videos from around the world to 2 different YouTube accounts for many years now ...
 
From places like ...
 
Nevada, Las Vegas, Fremont Street, Henderson, Summerlin, Lake Las Vegas, Goldfield, Walker Lake, Area 51, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, Utah, California, San Diego, Laguna Beach, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Dana Point, Big Sur, Yosemite, Santa Barbara, Carmel By the Sea, Monterey, San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, Lake Tahoe, Eureka, Red Woods, Ferndale, Mad River, Arizona, Flagstaff, Snowflake, New Mexico, Roswell, Socorro, Minnesota, Brainerd, Aitkin, Minneapolis, St Paul, Crosby, Alaska, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wasilla, Homer, and many … (14 comments)

san francisco: Founder of Zappos Tony Hsieh continues to buy in Downtown Las Vegas - 05/04/15 11:37 AM
The founder of Zappos Tony Hsieh continues to purchase real etsate in Downtown Las Vegas.
 
So why does Tony Hsieh continue purchasing RE in Downtown Las Vegas?
 
Tony Hsieh has been purchasing around Downtown Las Vegas now for several years. It all started when he purchased a government building in Las Vegas.
 
Tony Hsieh purchased the "Gold Spike" Casino downtown and has been picking up properties all over around Fremont Street in downtown
 
Word has it ... Mr Hsieh wants to turn downtown Las Vegas into another city very similar to San Francisco California
 
 
Tony Hsieh - Author of "Delivering Happiness" and CEO of ... … (18 comments)

san francisco: Thank God it's Friday ;o) - 04/10/15 11:42 AM
It's been a long week for Vegas Bob and I am very excited that it' Friday ...
 
Even though Vegas Bob has to work tomorrow he is very excited because the week is coming to a close end.
After work Saturday VB will be taking it easy around the Pacific Coast in NorCal.
 
Here is a photo VB took last year while visiting the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and take a look at the thickness of the cable used to construct and hold up the bridge.
 
 
 
 
 
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san francisco: My Activerain friends are probably wondering why I haven't been posting photographs - 03/25/15 11:30 AM
As a photographer of 40+ years there may be some of you wondering why a photographer doesn't attach a photo with his post!
 
Well let me tell you something ... "I would love too" ;o)
 
But I am going a record 2 months straight with no Internet ;o(
 
Sure, I have wifi on my old iPhone, but the Activerain networks website "will not" allow me to load up any new photos.
 
Sure, it allows me to load some, not all of the photos I already have in my photo library ... But no new ones!
 
And … (75 comments)

san francisco: Would you like Robert Vegas Bob Swetz to take Photos & Videos of San Francisco in 2015? - 01/01/15 04:31 AM
  Would you like Robert Vegas Bob Swetz to take Photos & Videos of San Francisco in 2015?   Well Vegas Bob is on his way once again to San Francisco to live for a while and work.     Vegas Bob will continue to sell Real Estate in Las Vegas & Henderson with the help of his Associates & Partners, so no worries there ;o)   The question that has crossed Vegas Bob's mind is ... Do family & friends want Vegas Bob to take photographs & videos of the San Francisco area?     Vegas Bob has taken some … (22 comments)

 


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