That’s what I thought on Saturday morning when I stepped out of my Edwardian and saw this:
Visitors new to The San Francisco Scene–Seen! might not know that for years, I have sought the name of the first person to say, “The surreal is that which lies at your feet.” Still haven’t found the person, yet; in fact, when I google the term, my name comes up quite often! However, I refuse to claim credit for something I know someone else invented first.
After a bit of a dry spell, strange things have begun to appear at my feet again. Some affect the retro appearance, throwbacks to the chalk drawings of decades ago.
The sidewalks of the Lower Haight have become the canvas of a talented artist or team of artists who make creative use of stencils. More pictures of his/her/their work to come, no doubt.
The streets and sidewalks near construction sites will accumulate many spray-painted messages in code only the workers will understand (though surely most of them mean “Don’t drill or dig here!”). I like this one, seen on a new site at Polk and Hayes.
Vonn Scott Bair