A love letter to San Francisco: the many many reasons why I love this city

A love letter to my City…:)

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It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is I love about this city so much.

Perhaps the physicality of the city itself; the colours, the striking victorian architecture, the walkable streets.

Perhaps it is the people; the welcoming nature of the city allows for all walks of life to feel like they belong and to be as odd or as normal as they wish to be. Both and all those in between are welcome.

Perhaps it is because before I arrived in San Francisco the only culture/design/style that I had been exposed to beforehand came in the form of a coffee shop in Mammoth Lakes named ‘Black Velvet Coffee’ whose scandinavian coffeehouse interior decor made me never want to go outside.

It’s probably a mixture of all these things and a little more.

My expectations were also low for this city as during my travels I’d learned to experience the…

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A Walk Through the Mission District

I think of San Francisco as a microcosm of the American Experiment.

Art by Rob Goldstein
Look through my window

Can people of different cultures, languages, religions and sexuality live together in co-operation and peace?

In San Francisco the answer is (mostly) yes.

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600 Montgomery Street in Downtown San Francisco
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Clarion Alley 2012

My favorite San Francisco neighborhood is the Mission District.

I love the sight of families and the sound of ranchera pouring into the streets from the parks and playgrounds.

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19th Street at Valencia

I walk through the Mission at least twice a week.

There is always a new mural to find.

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Clarion Alley 2012

This post is composed of photographs taken on several walks since 2011.

Some of these photos are as recent as yesterday.

I hope that you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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2016 Portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune on Clarion Alley
We The Sheeple
2015 Mural on Clarion Alley

 

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Memorial to Dean Dennis, 2016

 

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2016 Portrait of Amiri Baraka between 25th and 26th Streets

 

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2016 Mural between 23rd and 24th Streets
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The Cosmic Lady 2016 between 17th and 18th Streets on Valencia.
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Between 24th and 25th Street
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2013 Clarion Alley Mural by Persue

(c) Rob Goldstein 2016-2017

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