Saturday/ Golden Gate Park

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.

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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.
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I love the colors and the ornate tiling on this building on Market Street, now housing an Old Navy clothing store.
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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.
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These Victorian row houses are found on many streets in San Francisco.  These ones are on McAllister Street. 
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This pagoda is in the Japanese Garden inside Golden Gate Park.
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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.
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The Haight-Ashbury, named for the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, has some really weird and attention grabbing store fronts!
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Street art in the Haight-Ashbury. Watch out for the were-cat with the mean shadow.
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The Street Market offers fruit and veggies from the fertile Central Valley close by, I’m sure.
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Here is a vintage street car. It is at the corner of Van Ness and Market Street.
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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.

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