Saturday morning had me up and running early, performing chores. For starters, I bought breakfast for the actors, directors and playwrights participating in a 24-hour theater festival (where you write, rehearse and perform a set of short plays in 24 hours, and yes it can be done). No matter where I went up and down Market Street, I saw something like this:
Market Street Near 7th, 13 September 2014
At 7:00 a.m. on a weekend morning, San Francisco’s homeless are still asleep on Market Street. Something so obvious to me now to which I had been so oblivious before: old age. Our homeless population has aged before our eyes and now they have to cope with advancing years.
Powell & Ellis, San Francisco, 13 September 2014
And with age comes increasing physical disabilities. Oblivious me, I had never noticed the canes and wheelchairs before.
Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround, San Francisco, 13 September 2014
Sutter & Powell Streets, San Francisco, 13 September 2014
Market Street, near Stockton and 4th Streets, San Francisco, 13 September 2014
Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, 13 September 2014
Polk Street Near Fulton, San Francisco, 12 September 2014
San Francisco has one of the largest gaps between the richest and poorest in America, and that gap becomes most obvious early on Saturday morning.
All photos taken Saturday, 13 September 2014 (except for the last, 8:00 a.m., 12 September 2014) with my point-and-shoot, cropped, edited and converted to B&W using iPhoto.
Vonn Scott Bair