Saturday, August 6, 2016

A stroll through a farmers' market, then a walk in Chinatown, and finally a visit to Japantown to view the Nihonmachi Street Fair: 6 August 2016

The 43rd annual Nihonmachi Street Fair took place in Japantown on 6 and 7 August 2016. I decided to attend the fair on Saturday. I walked to the street fair from the Ferry Building. The photographs are shown in the sequential order of the walk.


The Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market is located outside of the Ferry Building. It is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.

The distance traveled was approximately 4.7 miles (7.6 kilometers). The cumulative elevation gain was about 447 feet (136 meters). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS generated trackClick the image to see the full-size map.

A restaurant with outdoor seating at the Ferry BuildingClick the image to see the full-size photograph.

The Ferry Plaza Farmers' MarketClick the image to see the full-size photo.

The Ferry Plaza Farmers' MarketClick the image to see the full-size photograph.

The Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market. Click the image to see the full-size photo.

The Ferry Plaza Farmers' MarketClick the image to see the full-size photograph.

A photo of Clay Street in downtown San Francisco. The view is looking West. Click the image to see the full-size photo.

This is Montgomery Street in downtown San Francisco. The view is looking EastClick the image to see the full-size photograph.

Spicy King Szechuan Cuisine is in Chinatown. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.

Waverly Place in Chinatown. Click the image to see the full-size photo.

Little Paradise Market is located in Chinatown. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.

The San Francisco Public Library Chinatown Branch was built in 1921; it is located on Powell Street. The original name of the library was the San Francisco Public Library North Beach Branch. The name was changed in 1958 to address the fact that the overwhelming majority of people being served by the library are of Chinese ancestry. It is the third library built in San Francisco by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The Andrew Carnegie Foundation financed the construction of a total of eight libraries in San Francisco. Thank you, Andrew Carnegie! Click the image to see the full-size photo.

This is San Francisco Cable Car #26. It is traveling down Powell Street towards Hyde Street and  Fisherman's Wharf. This cable car was originally built in 1890. It underwent a complete restoration in 2012 to ensure that it would continue to provide reliable and safe transportation. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.

A view of Jackson Street looking North. The picture was taken from Stockton Street. Telegraph Hill and Angel Island are visible. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.

This is a view of Taylor Street, looking South. The photo was taken from California Street. Potrero Hill is visible in the distance, on the left side of the photo. Click the image to see the full-size photo.

Action on Austin Street. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.

Trinity Church was the first Protestant Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast. The church was founded in 1849, and this structure was erected in 1892. Click the image to see the full-size photo.

These houses are located on Bush Street. The houses were built in the 19th Century, and they are known as "false front" houses. A false front facade was standard for inexpensive homes, apartment buildings and office buildings in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A false front facade was an economical method to make a property look larger, more ornate and more expensive than it was in reality.  Click the image to see the full-size photograph.

In Japantown at the Nihonmachi Street Fair. Click the image to see the full-size photo.

The Nihonmachi Street FairClick the image to see the full-size photograph.

In Japantown at the Nihonmachi Street FairClick the image to see the full-size photo.

Tossing pancakes at the Nihonmachi Street Fair. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.

A sample selection of delicious looking and inexpensive meals available for purchase at Japantown's Nihonmachi Street FairClick the image to see the full-size photo.

Cooking up a storm at Japantown's Nihonmachi Street Fair. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.

The Thai Stick Restaurant on Fillmore Street in Lower Pacific Heights. Click the image to see the full-size photo.

This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the hike. Click the image to see the full-size graph.


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