Hieroglyphs of Haight Street. (Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet)


Good Evening:

A boom-and-bust town currently flush with tax revenue, the City & County of San Francisco recently launched a major infrastructure improvement/replacement program in the Lower Haight. Probably more replacement than improvement; some of our pipes and sewers are close to a century old. So we get to see toys like this:


Come on, admit it: you wish you had a toy like that when you were young.

Here we have a rare photograph of that extraordinary spectacle known as the mating ritual of the Bobcat(tm):


And since this is San Francisco, these scoops prefer a threesome:


But take care to look beneath your feet.


Such Hieroglyphs have covered Haight Street and its sidewalks for weeks. Among other things, they warn construction workers to take care whilst drilling or digging. These squiggles won’t last more than a few months; even so, it seems to me that some of the people going Lascaux on our street have a bit of artistic flair in which they indulge, because some of the squiggles look pretty good. Here are some examples (I feel quite certain that the different colors mean something):

IMG_8001 DSCN1520 DSCN1521 DSCN1523 IMG_7999 IMG_8002 IMG_7998 DSCN1518 IMG_8003

Yes, ’tis the shadow of moi in the second to last shot.

Vonn Scott Bair


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