Ode to Market Street

 In honor of Market Street, and the last day of National Poetry Month. I sing a song of Market Street A place where San Franciscans meet your streetcar tracks your newspaper racks you’re roar of the four you’re south of the slot your brick sidewalks your MUNI stops you’re often discussed in tones of disgust…

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…

Have Camera, Will Photo 

I do a lot of street photography, primarily in San Francisco. I spend five days a week in the city, sometimes more, and I always stop if something catches my eye and attempt to photograph it in a way that conveys what I saw.  Somehow, without realizing it, I’ve gotten away from fine art and gotten…

Leaving San Francisco, Part One 

When I left San Francisco, I did it knowing without saying that I would this time most likely never be able to move back again. I had taken it for granted after previous moves away from the city that I could always move back when I had had enough of somewhere else and couldn’t stand…

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…