French illustrator Manchu is one of the masters of classic sci-fi illustration. His worlds and spaceships are massive, optimistic, colorful, and sometimes even zany on his alien spaceship designs. Masterfully crafted, his work reminds me of another one of the greatest: The British Chris Foss.
No worries, we're just popping across the threshold between realities, in search of cosmic awareness outside the understanding of normal three-dimensional brains. We'll be back in time for toaster pastries.
The best place to watch the ships come in is from Pier 31. It was abandoned a few years ago, and its metal skin has furred into rust. Still, it's warm from the sun. Plus, you can see the whole port from there.