Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I'm lucky enough to live in a neighborhood I love, the Mission District. I've lived here for almost fifteen years now. And I'm even more lucky, because I work there too. I'm one of the 2.5% of Americans who walk to work. Google Maps told me that it's .9 miles each way. Ah, built-in exercise!

My route is a little different each day. Here are some things I saw today.

Spring in flower form outside of Bi-Rite. I think I've been underestimating pink all these years.

An enigmatic sign.

Valencia Pizza and Pasta displays the day's specials.

A mysterious lady with enormous teeth lives in this abandoned convenience store.

The Homestead, where I used to hang out alot when it was Dylan's, admonishes its customers.

Some very friendly graffiti.

What is going on back there?


Kim said...

This is neat. Felt like I walked to work along with you. Think I'll do something similar for my new work neighborhood in Oakland. Boy, I wish I could walk!

Margie in Oakland said...

Great photos and very funny. I am jealous of walking to work. I suppose driving to work supports my current industry...I sure would like to be in a walk to work industry instead.

Anonymous said...

Very cool. I love the quirkiness of the Mission. How about a similar post with images of the people in your neighborhood? -- David