Time for another stairway walk! I have been too busy to blog much lately, or even to do anything fun. Today was a treat. Alas, the stairway walk had relatively few stairs.
Doggie water fountain. That's nice I guess. A lot of dog people bug the heck out of me, but I like dogs.
What a grand entrance to Buena Vista Park.
We're not going in there.
Behind that iron fence...
A sunken garden. Neat.
This uncommonly large, and hence very old, Ginkgo biloba was pruned to accommodate the pole. I guess you do what you have to do.
This is not something you have to do, but it's kind of cute.
The small stretch of Noe Street north of Market has some nice expanded sidewalk areas with planters, pots, and benches.
There's a small farmer's market.
Standard fare mostly, but these breads look especially good.
Moroccan sausage sounds intriguing. All sold out.
I stopped for a lime Italian soda at Cafe Flore, a storied neighborhood institution.
Haven't been here in many, many years.
This teeny community garden
has a ridiculous waiting list.
Excuse me, community gargen.
The waiting list is especially ridiculous considering how much weedy open space is just a block away.
Anyway. We're climbing a hill now, and nearing the end of our trip.
That building went condo, but it used to be a hospital. Kinda creepy.
Looking south toward my beloved Bernal Hill:
Corona Heights does have better views than Bernal Hill. I'll give it that.
Some of the best views are close up. Grindelia sp. (gumplant) is a widely distributed western scrub plant that I am quite fond of. I don't know how to distinguish among the different species, although a few have made it into our gardens, including G. hirstula.