SOMA Photowalk

SOMA has changed, whole blocks are new, yet some of the flavor I like to find there survives. And some new life is changing this city once again. I suppose I should get used to that, but I would rather walk the streets looking for glimpses of my past there. Even if it wasn’t all…

A New Way of Looking at an Old Stomping Ground

SOMA, San Francisco, March 2019 A new job in a different part of San Francisco has me taking many photos on the way to work. And it has me remembering what this part of town looked like in my early twenties, circa 1989 to 1995ish. Things change, but the memory of what was there stays…

Gumps is Closing Forever

It is with a sad heart (one can leave their heart in so many wonderful places in San Francisco) that I received the news that Gumps is closing, as in, they are going out of business. The store has been a Union Square destination shopping spot since the 1890s. I was thrilled to go in…

The Stairs at Britex Fabrics

More photos of the new Britex location soon. For now, here’s a shot of the stairs, looking down from the second floor.

A Love Letter to the City of San Francisco

I love you, San Francisco.  Sometimes I hate you, sometimes I’m indifferent, but I always come back to you. It’s not just because I work in the heart of you, in Union Square. It’s not because I spent 20ish years moving around you, from apartment to apartment, trying to figure out your mysteries as I…

Umbrellas on Union Square

We finally have rain in San Francisco. Hallelujah. A little rain never stopped a bit of shopping in the city. And a bit of shooting photos out the window from my day job is always entertaining. I am hoping for a lot more rain this October through May. Last year’s El Nino was not very…

Summer Scenes on Market Street 

Market Street Transit Collage, Summer 2016. The Rainbow Flag Flies High in June, 2016 as the 38 Geary Passes.  Market Street Morning Alive With Commuters, Summer 2016. Heartbreak on Market as the Streetcar Passes by, Summer 2016.

A Walk Through Yerba Buena Gardens

It’s amazing what a difference it can make in your morning if you just walk a few blocks off of your normal path. I take a carpool car into the city from the East Bay, and usually walk down First Street over to Mission, then up to work across Market near Union Square. This morning…