MUNI in Pictures

The San Francisco Municipal Railway, known around the Bay Area as MUNI, has had quite the transit history. Trust me, I know. I was raised by a whole tribe of Bay Area transit historians, my father and grandfather at the controls for most of their adult lives. Once you’ve heard streetcar, cable car, trolley, and,…

Mornings in Oakland When I’m Remembering

Yeah, the 16th Street Station gets me every time I see it. I don’t see it as it is now, I see it as it was when I could get a chocolate milk and powdered donuts at the snack bar as we waited for the Southern Pacific engines to come by.  And I see the…

Out on the Streets

Juxtaposed priorities on the side of a MUNI bus. San Francisco Mission Street, #14 route. Help the homeless find a home, support and offer hope. Rent apartments by the lake. Families squeezed by rising rents. Move on up to a bigger place. Can you imagine sleeping on cardboard, in a doorway, alone and in the…

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.

Crossing Market Street, Then and Now

Market Street. The great starting point for San Franciscans and visitors alike. All points lead back to Market Street, like a narrative line in a history of the city it runs up the center of. Any direction you may wish to head in, you will begin your trip at some point on Market Street.  Just…