Within the Conservatory of Flowers resides a treasure trove of interesting plants and shrubs in various stages of bloom. They had a decent collection of pitcher plants arranged around a pond and in other places and I just had to snap a few of these beauties.
The San Francisco Golden Gate Park – Conservatory of Flowers was one of the cooler places I saw on this trip. Call me a nerd but I used to collect orchids so I was fascinated by what I saw both inside and outside of the building.
I think this is one of the more famous establishments purveying in music especially vinyl records. I just thought their storefront exuded a great SanFo vibe especially in this area. I did kick myself in the butt later on after we had left for not even entering the store to just browse through what they have.
Ok so it’s been awhile but happily, a combination of work and shooting so all is well. I like being happily busy and sneaking in some camera time to boot.
This is another of those fantastically weird establishments you see on Haight. I just love the color and throwback architecture. San Francisco is one of those places I would like to live in ad get to know really well. It’s been said that the city is “dying” since it’s being taken over by the rich folks from the tech sector who drive away the true-blue San Franciscans who made this city what it truly is in character and spirit. Prices of everything have gone up from housing to cost-of-living and it’s simply untenable for a large majority of the original populace. I’m hoping Haight doesn’t lose it’s charm and stays the way it is but realistically, it’s probably just a matter of time.
Happy New Year!!! Hope this coming year brings more shooting for me. I especially want to do more of my early morning jaunts with just me and my camera in the car chasing sunrise all over. Anyway, here’s something to start the year right. This image sort of epitomizes what I think about Haight-Ashbury with its notoriety as a popular place for those in search of more herbal pursuits. Nowadays you can just go to your friendly neighborhood dispensary for a quick one. How times have changed.
One of the things I liked about going around the Haight-Ashbury district is the sense of history of the place. You feel like you’re on the set of “Streets Of San Francisco” expecting Michael Douglas and Karl Malden to go by. Oh and I wouldn’t blame you if you didn;t know who Karl Malden was either.
Going down Haight Street can literally be a trip (pardon the pun) especially if you were in an altered state of consciousness. Just strolling along and taking it all in was so much fun. And did I mention that one can sometimes smell the odors of “skunk” wafting from open doorways and windows?