Saturday Morning, 26 October 2013

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Good Morning:

The Page & Laguna Mini-Park does not come close to ranking amongst San Francisco’s smallest parks–we have “parklets” on Valencia no larger than a parking space–but it probably merits little or no mention in most tourist guides.

I rather feel sorry for the tourists.

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Some of San Francisco’s most San Franciscan points of interest don’t get much pointed interest except from the people who live on the same block as the point of interest. This time of year, Page & Laguna looks good enough before 8:00 a.m. to stop me from traveling downtown to take a few shots.

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San Francisco brings all kinds together. Not just humans, but plants:

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This fuchsia and this cactus literally grow adjacent to each other.

To me, the little gems of San Francisco constitute a better reason to visit than the better-known reasons. One of the most common reasons people give for visiting here consists of “shopping,” which has always struck me as odd; San Francisco has the only Apple Store in America? The only Macy’s? The only Nike? (and that’s just three blocks of Stockton Street, and I haven’t even mentioned Crate & Barrel, Forever XXI, and–oops, I just mentioned them).

I hope you have your own little gem of a weekend.

Vonn Scott Bair

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4 responses »

  1. A lovely spot. I like discovering little gardens or courtyards like this when wandering around the city streets – usually devoid of tourists as you say. Thank you VSB – have a nice rest of the weekend yourself 🙂
    Jude xx

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