I love picking streets for our regular urban hikes and seeing where they take us. Today, the American and I picked California. We are well versed in what California looks like on Nob Hill, so we joined California at Polk and headed toward the ocean.
We traversed California through the other side of Nob Hill, Pacific Heights/Lower Pac Heights, Laurel Heights and the Inner Richmond. California is a great street — certainly more interesting than Geary — with surprisingly diverse architecture. There’s the ubiquitous Victorian terraces, art deco apartment buildings and concrete blobs from the 1970s. There’s even some ranch-style structures that would be more at home in the East Bay, but I admired their chutzpah.
Recently, I bought new shoes. I have been wearing them in, and today I decided it would be great to take them walking. Not the best idea. Two rather large blisters, a horrendous #1 Muni ride home and an unhappy Bec. But if I didn’t have blistered heels and have to wimp out and catch the bus home, then we wouldn’t have seen this:
That’s about as exciting as it gets on Nob Hill. Runaway vans!
How did you spend your Saturday?
There are some beautiful houses on California. I will have to remember this for my next trip into the City.
I went to a class this morning and then went to a Marine commissioning ceremony. A good day.
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Great photos. Thank you. It takes me back.
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