Night and the City, and Oh! what a City!

There was a party last night in the old Hibernia Bank. It was a night of mystery and glamour. As with any event like this in San Francisco, the contrast between what was going on inside, and what life is like outside the bank, was sharp and bittersweet. The occasion was the 20th anniversary of…

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…

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…

Gump’s on Post Street

How do you describe Gump’s to someone who has no idea what this traditional San Francisco shopping place is? I say, it’s an inimitable emporium that delights all the senses at once! I lucked out and got to hang off a fire escape on Post Street and get this early Saturday morning shot. They’ve been…