October 28, 2014

morning walk-around in Northbeach and Chinatown


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photo by Donald Kinney

Maybe you weren't aware that Carol Doda has busted-out a new career for herself as a singer! You can go see her on November 3 at Tupelo. I noticed the bill posted here at Music-101, a vintage vinyl store on upper Grant, and found it prominently displayed in several windows throughout Northbeach.



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The key to a successful walk-around in San Francisco, for me at least, is getting there early. Even on Sunday many of the locals are out-and-about with the crack of dawn. Sidewalks can get crowded. Inquisitive and suspicious eyes can be annoying. I am a pesky outsider--one level below the status of a tourist! I get yelled at and shooed away, a lot.



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Taking photos of the sidewalk in front of Green Street Mortuary apparently caused great consternation with the owners who were opening for the day. The vibes they were giving off were strong enough to raise the dead.


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2 comments:

nancy namaste said...

hahaha... this is funny and sad at the same time. Now if you were some tourist, wearing shorts and looking to spend money, they would be all smiles. But a Caucasian with a camera can only mean big trouble in Old Chinatown. You keep on making that kind of trouble; the images you share are worth any mean looks directed at you. They are the loosers.

m e l i g r o s a said...

not a complete visit to north beach without spotting doda. last time i saw her was crawling out of gino+carlo.. :) & that is one of my favorite walls on the record shop <3 thanks for sharing donald!

 
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