Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood – 2 Hours in San Francisco on a Saturday Afternoon

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Good Morning:

A few Saturdays ago, I tried to take the 24-Divisadero bus and proceed directly to the Castro Theater for one of their twice-annual Silent Film Festivals (advance notice: this June, the festival will show nine, count ’em, 9 Hitchcock silents). But as frequently happens when I have a camera–and I always have at least my iPhone–I had to disembark a few blocks early.

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Does the DSM list photography as an addiction?

Some people had more important items on their agenda than Buster Keaton…

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…but I can’t get enough of one of the greatest non-martial arts athletes in film history. The Castro show three of his two-reelers, including The Scarecrow, where a pit bull terrier received the biggest ovation of the entire afternoon–that dog climbed a twenty-foot tall ladder. After the show, I finally noticed this plaque above one of the Castro’s emergency exits…

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…and then walked down 16th Street to get lunch and proceed with my chores. One of the first signs of spring had sprung along Church Street:

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We call them cherry trees, but I don’t know what they really are.

But enough about me. What do you do for two hours in your neighborhood?

Vonn Scott Bair

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    • Colline: Thank you for writing. One curiosity about San Francisco is that even in the middle of a *very* densely populated city you will find these quiet settings. I like them for their absence of humans. Vonn Scott Bair

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    • basiga: Good Question! In many posts, I have written words to the effect of “If San Francisco is not change, then it is not at all.” So while it might be a sign of a long time away, in some neighborhoods (especially along the eastern edge facing the San Francisco Bay) it might be a sign of being away for only a week or two. A little exaggeration, but only a little; you will see construction cranes everywhere along Third Street south of the Giants ballpark or in the SOMA neighborhood. Vonn Scott Bair

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