To reinforce the speaker tower theory I posted this on Q4T but got crickets!
Since most hints have double meaning, how about the table? Spiral means turning, cable car below so cable car turntable and Angel Island due north and Gh. clocktower close. Another thing this setup reminds me of; those old phonograph with flower-shaped brass speaker. Literal turn table, spiral where the needle would be or you wind it, rose where the speaker is, clock showing 6 or back; perhaps olde timey.
I do think the cable car is part of the puzzle. The object at the base of the table looks like a cable car lever. I'm also not ready to give up on "Giant pole/pull"...after all cable cars are literally pulled along for long distances, which is a "Giant pull". I've seen word play in other verses, so believe that was something that Byron was into. Simple way to hide an important clue.
Sadly, not surprised by the crickets...very few of us operating on the same wavelength. It's like I said before, most slot into either completely insane or too arrogant to accept any new findings because they already know all there is to know about The Secret. My philosophy is to keep an open mind, keep it fairly simple (although I've gone down my share of rabbit holes), solve using only resources available in early 80s, and keep it fun. This was a book for teens and young adults and yet most people lose sight of that.
blur again. that '6' just pops out, and also a curved feature below it. working on resolving the stuff in the dark.
Have you ever reversed the image? One of the users on the San Francisco FB page flipped the image to reveal "S.F." on the dragon. Your "6" then becomes the lower 2/3rds of the "S" and the light blue area next to it becomes the "F". The open claw that looks like a "C" becomes the negative space around the middle part of the "F".
Obviously the "Gh" then also appears how you would view it if you were in Aquatic Park.
Give it a shot and see what you think, might help decipher the other shapes as well to flip it around?
Nice find, not too far away from Aquatic Park as to remain a possibility.
I've heard people reference the old Del Monte cannery just east of Aquatic Park for "At stone wall"s door, The air smells sweet", but honestly it was gone decades before Byron buried the casque, so therefore nothing at the time to make the "air smell sweet" in that regard.
I thought there was a plaque not far from the old tunnel on Van Ness that Sluggo posted a pic of in this thread a couple days ago that references "stone walls"? It does have that pole next to it as well, so need to keep it as a possibility.
I did find out about the shrubs planted near the base of the speaker towers. They are Grecian laurels and were planted there between 1939 and 1941, so we are talking 80 years ago! They were actually left to become tree-like for quite some time and it was only about 20 years ago that they were pruned back to more of a shrub again. Unfortunately, based on this information it is highly improbable that Byron would have buried the casque there. It's more likely that the West Speaker Tower and the Maritime Park Bocce Ball Court are mid-point confirmers and that they are visible from the casque burial site.
I doubt if they are the original shrubs. If uyou use the google street and look at the area then go back to 2007 or 8 you see how small they were then. If stone wall is the stone grave markers they used at the cove then it's door could be pier 43.
Here's an interpretation of the geometric shapes around her neck. May be a map:
Assign number 0 for circle, 3 for triangle (sides) and 4 for square.
So 04 on left and 43 on right side of the image.
Also notice those shapes are sitting on pier looking strip next to water on her shoulders. Pier 4 (black point pier) and 43? Between the two piers is the curve of the cove. Gh to the south. Pearl is in the middle with it's shadow pointing south. Blue halo around the pearl may indicate that the location on the image 1 map is in water; so go south where the shadow of it is pointing.
So maybe the cove is the stone wall since they used head stones to build it and pier 43 the door.
There's an open space in the rocky part of the painting that looks sort of like an oil lamp. Maybe a magic lamp? There is an Aladdin's Terrace near the areas you are looking at. Was it there in the 80s? IDK.