We were not quite prepared for July in San Francisco. We did bring wind-breakers which were quite useful, and a sweater, but SF can go from warm and sunny to cold and foggy in a minute. Above and below: 16th Avenue tiled steps. Quite unique and well worth the walk and climb from the Golden Gate Park. (The latter not even close to the Golden Gate bridge where Equinoxio will take you in a minute)
Took a Uber from 16th Av. back to Haight St. (Thank God for technology)
Haight St is quite cool. “Groovy” I guess would be the appropriate word. It seems to have stopped sometime in the 60’s. Incense wades from the stores into the street. The music played anywhere in Frisco is THE best music ever (Pure 60’s!). Weird, Man. And street art, Man? Check it out.
Care center. Haight St.
I‘d already featured that particular shopwindow. Great eyes.
“Here be dragons…”
The bus driver who took us to Haight Street was an old black man with grizzled hair and moustache who sang every bus stop name a capella with a blues ring to it. “Gue-rrero St! Do-lores St! Church Stre-et!” Felt like singing back to him… 🙂
Wonder who the lady on the wall might be. I first thought Angela Davis, but on second look she could be Ella Fitzgerald?
6,500 homeless in San Francisco and counting. A major social issue. Politicos, as usual can’t seem to find a solution.
Near Mission and 19th st. Looking for a bookstore. Found many murals.
Deb’s Beauty Bar. 🙂
Forbes Island, near pier 39. Possibly the smallest island I’ve ever seen. Wouldn’t mind buying it, but I understand real estate prices in Frisco are outrageous… Alcatraz is in the background to the left. I can very well imagine Humphrey Bogart having dinner on Forbes Island with Lauren Bacall.
Fisherman’s wharf would not be complete without a pack of sea-lions. I understand the Sea Lion Union had called for a strike but those were fast asleep when the announcement was made.
Now the big “adventure”. Take the bus line on Lombard (I think) to THE greatest bridge on Earth (what locals say), the Golden Gate Bridge. 3 miles long, almost 5 kilometres, it is a good two hours back and forth walk. Easy. Except for the fog.
And the Foooog:
Et le brouillard… Y la niebla…
And we crawled through the fog…
Until we reached Marin county, fifth highest income per capita in the US at US$91,410, also the home to the ill-famed Saint-Quentin prison. Are the two facts related? I don’t know. What counts is we walked the Golden Gate Bridge all the way and back. We didn’t see a thing, but we did it… 😉
Thank you for walking with Equinoxio Space-shuttle, through fog, wind and mist. And another special thanks to Jenny at Bulldog travels, for her San Francisco tips. Visit her at:
Y‘all have a great week, naw, ye hear?