Archive | July, 2011

Haight Street Market

Good Day Sunshine in Haight Ashbury, San Francisco

Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you come to San Francisco Summertime will be a love-in there From: San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) Well, it is indeed summer and the 3rd of July was one of those rare San Francisco phenomenon – a summer day in […]

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Motorcycle store on Valencia Street

The Cool-Hunting Hipsters Hit Valencia Street, San Francisco

“..the wide, low-slung street has become a gathering spot for the city’s latest breed of cool-hunting hipsters” (NY Times Travel) Being a cool-hunting hipster myself, it was only natural that I would eventually end up on Valencia Street.  My equally cool hipster friend Cathy was coming up to see me in San Francisco and we […]

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Clarion Alley Mural - Valencia Street Neighborhood, San Francisco

Two New Links: San Francisco Neighborhoods and Yosemite on YouTube

Just added two new links to the blogroll – under “Travel Sites”.  The first link takes you to a blog entitled San Francisco Days.   This labor of love by a blogger named “David” was created between 2007 and 2010.  It is an exhaustive photographic and narrative study of every neighborhood in San Francisco, street by […]

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The Music Store in West Portal

Street Walking in West Portal, San Francisco

My first introduction to the San Francisco neighborhood of West Portal was the day after my second chemo. I awoke to find handfuls of my long hair coming off in my hands – a typical side effect.  I was in San Francisco at the time and was not interested in spending the next week shedding […]

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vertical cactus garden bernal heights

Vertical Gardens and the Virgin Mary in Bernal Heights, San Francisco

Bernal Heights is quickly turning into one of my favorite San Francisco destinations.  A wave of gentle gentrification has brought positive changes to what was once one of San Francisco’s most dangerous, problematic areas. Located within walking distance to the Mission, I found Bernal Heights to be a pleasant, walkable neighborhood, anchored by Cortland Street […]

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