Huntington Falls

This artificial waterfall on Stow Lake is yet another reason to fall in love with San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. After arriving in the park via Muni bus, I spent a fun weekday morning exploring the eastern half of the lake and its island. Even though there were plenty of other people around me on these popular hiking/running trails, at […]

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Mexico Monday Redux, Week 19

This week, I’m focusing on our visits to Guadalajara during 1968 through 1970. I’ve shown you one or two of these pictures before, when I wrote about the “lemon factory“, and I’m sure we visited this church more than once. I can’t for the life of me remember what part of the city this was in, but I have clear […]

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From the bus

I’ve spent most of my life in suburbia, so any visit to San Francisco, with its canyons of steel, is a trip to the big city. Back in August 2016, there was a lot of construction happening in the Financial District near the Embarcardero. My seat on the Amtrak bus gave me a pretty good view as it carried me […]

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Kung Fu alley, Chinatown

While exploring San Francisco’s Chinatown last August, I wandered into Ross Avenue vaguely thinking I might stop by the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory for a  tour and a free sample. I probably should have known better; it was a weekend at the height of summer, and plenty of other people had the same idea. I found a long line […]

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Memory Monday slides redux, Week 27

Chicago 1957 — I originally shared these images back in December 2017 and January 2018. Every time I look through these pictures, my desire to visit Chicago and see the museum (and all the other sights) for myself gets stronger! This dollhouse, belonging to silent film star Colleen Moore, was built in 1928 and has been on display at the museum […]

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Nob Hill

Prior to the 1850s, Nob Hill was called California Hill (after California Street, which climbs its steep eastern face), but was renamed after the Central Pacific Railroad’s Big Four – known as the Nobs – who built their mansions on the hill… The neighborhood was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, except for the granite walls surrounding the Stanford, Crocker, Huntington and […]

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