Here are some pictures of Golden Gate Park and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. I bought a Clipper card and learned how to use the ‘Muni’ transit system : a network of buses and historic streetcars, the Muni Metro light rail, and the famous San Francisco cable cars.
Here’s Union Square, looking west. Union Square got its name from the pro-Union rallies held there on the eve of the Civil War. The monument on the right is a tribute to the sailors of the United States Navy.
I love the colors and the ornate tiling on this building on Market Street, now housing an Old Navy clothing store.
I’m on the No 5 bus on the way to Golden Gate Park. The bear would be a reference to the one on California’s State flag, but I’m not sure what the Soviet star (?)’ that the little bear is painting means, or symbolizes.
These Victorian row houses are found on many streets in San Francisco. These ones are on McAllister Street.
This pagoda is in the Japanese Garden inside Golden Gate Park.
This open space with its weird trees, and the monument in the distance, are in the Botanical Garden inside Golden Gate Park. I did not go over and check out the monument.
The Haight-Ashbury, named for the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, has some really weird and attention grabbing store fronts!
Street art in the Haight-Ashbury. Watch out for the were-cat with the mean shadow.
The Street Market offers fruit and veggies from the fertile Central Valley close by, I’m sure.
Here is a vintage street car. It is at the corner of Van Ness and Market Street.
Golden Gate Park is a very large green space in the city. It is to San Francisco what Central Park is to New York City.