May 05, 2009

looking in windows

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photo by Donald Kinney

It doesn't get much more "San Francisco" than the area around Washington Square in Northbeach.   Saints Peter and Paul Church dominates one side of the square -- which is literally in the shadow of Coit Tower.

You'll have to wait until noon for Cafe Devine to open, and you'd probably better make reservations if you want to have dinner at Joe DiMaggio's, but if you are like me you will be content to stroll Stockton Street looking in the windows of all the unique and funky shops.

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photo by Donald Kinney

A little line forms, and eventually Mama's, on the corner of Stockton and Filbert opens so you can get your morning coffee and pastry.   While waiting you will probably be blasted with wonderful smells from the bakery across the street.  

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photo by Donald Kinney

Yep, the area of Washington Square has something for just about everyone.   Strong coffee and fattening pastry?   A bit of film memorabilia?   A drink?   A religious experience?   No problem...

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Deborah Godin said...

What more could anyone possibly need!?!

AphotoAday said...

HI DEBORAH -- Yeah, all the necessities of life, right there...
I didn't get any photos, but I got to watch a great scene -- man takes his dog for a walk down to get the newspaper and newspaper vendor gives dog a few scraps of bread...   It's a dog's life...

photowannabe said...

Great vinettes of life on Washington Square. Such simple pictures to make up the complexities of life. Good stuff as usual.

Tomate Farcie said...

Love the Harold & Maude shot! Classic!

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