San Francisco

About: the existential terror of san francisco

Of course there are millions of stories in the naked city ... all of them different. San Francisco is small ... not a giant behemoth like NY ... it is scaled to a single human's size ... you can walk in one day from one end to the other ... try it, you'll love it. Start downtown ... go down Market street ... turn down Height to Golden Gate Park ... walk through the park to the beech ... spend some time at the museum or One Dog Night, if it's still there ... walk back ... or take your sleeping bag and sleep in the park or on the beech. Next time go the other direction ... out Stockton ... spend some time in upper Grant Avenue ... through China Town to Fisherman's Wharf ... don't be afraid of the street ... nobody is going to hurt you. San Francisco is a town small enough to swallow ... almost whole ... bond with it. If you look at it straight on, with no tremble in your eye, what you see will be a surprising contrast to the awful isolation of suburbia. Like NY, San Francisco is alive, yet still small enough for a single man to thoroughly tread with his two feet ... or at least it was a couple decades ago. Btw, congrats on reddit.

Picture credit Philip Greenspun.

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