Wednesday, August 19, 2015

San Francisco's Mission District & Bernal Heights Park: 19 August 2015

The sky was foggy and overcast on Wednesday; a cool wind was blowing. Another beautiful day in San Francisco.



This photo was taken in the Mission District at 22nd Street and Valencia Street.
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This is a view of Bernal Heights Park. The view is looking southeast from Valencia Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Looking at some documents at a cafe on 25th Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The Mission District is known for its graffiti, amongst other things. This is an example. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
This is the colorful entryway to the Mission Community Pool. The pool was constructed in 1916, and is located on 19th Street between Linda Street and Valencia Street. The pool and the adjacent playground are a part of San Francisco Recreation and ParksClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
La Taqueria. The burritos are great. The joint is always busy, so trying to find a place to sit down and eat the food can be a problem. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A lady is feeding the pigeons at Mission Street and 18th Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
This is a view of a major freeway interchange as seen from Bernal Height Park. US Route 101 and Interstate 280 meet, do a little dance together, and then go back to their separate ways. Bayview Park occupies the center of the image. This view is looking southeast. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A view of Twin Peaks is visible in the distance; Sutro Tower is partially shrouded by the fog. The photo was taken from Bernal Height Park; the view is looking northwest. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
This is the western entry to the Dogpatch/Miller Memorial Garden. Evelyn brought my attention to a website which identified 16 little known gardens in San Francisco. Thanks, and a tip of my hat, Evelyn! I decided to scope out the Dogpatch/Miller Memorial Garden. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

A mixed use apartment building located at 20th Street and Valencia Street. The view is looking east. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
On the west side of Valencia Street is Dog Eared Books. I took this photo at about a quarter to 10 in the morning. An employee of the book store is sweeping the sidewalk in front of the store before opening for customers. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The distance traveled was approximately 5.8 miles. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 586 feet. Click on the image to see the full-size map.

A graph of the elevation changes encountered in the ramble. Click on the image to see the full-size chart.

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