Sunday, January 24, 2016

San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury: 24 January 2016

I joined a group of friendly hikers. We toured the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Nikki was the knowledgeable leader of the group. 


Approximate distance traveled was 7.6 miles. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 945 feet. Mile markers are shown on the GPS generated track. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
  Hunter S. Thompson lived at 318 Parnassus Street while writing Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in 1967. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Hunter S. Thompson and his IBM Selectric typewriter. This picture is circa 1967 Photographer unknown. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The Hell's Angels Frisco Chapter was ensconced at 719 Ashbury Street in the late 1960s. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
On the road with Hell's Angels Frisco members. The picture is circa 1967. Photographer unknown. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Janis Joplin lived at 635 Ashbury Street in the late 1960s. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
This picture of Janis Joplin was taken in 1967. The location is Haight Street at Cole Street. Photograph by Peter Larsen. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Kezar Stadium, located in Golden Gate Park, is an outdoor sports stadium with a long illustrious history. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The Sharon Building. It was constructed to provide a food and rest stop for mothers and children who are visiting Golden Gate Park. The original structure was built in 1888. It was destroyed in the Great Earthquake of 1906. The structure was rebuilt and then badly damaged in a fire during 1973. It was rebuilt yet again. It is San Francisco Landmark #124. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A view of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.  Mount Sutro is behind the medical center and Sutro Tower rises above all. This photo was taken from Golden Gate ParkClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
This is a view of the famous Painted Ladies. The 50th anniversary of Super Bowl, a football championship game, will be fought at Levi Stadium, which is located about 46 miles south of San Francisco. This photo was taken from Alamo Square ParkClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
We are cranking up Buena Vista Avenue West which is adjacent to Buena Vista Park. This view is looking north. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Graham Nash and his family lived at 731 Buena Vista Avenue West in the late 1960s. Nash commissioned the iron gate entryway. He was a member of Crosby, Stills and NashClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
Graham Nash in the early 1970s. Photographer unknown.
Jack London lived at 737 Buena Vista West Avenue while he was writing White Fang. Jack London also wrote: San Francisco Earthquake: The Story of an Eyewitness (scroll down to read his essay). It is a first-person account of the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. It was published in Colliers Magazine on 5 May 1906... a month after the earthquake. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Jack London as seen in the early part of the Twentieth Century. Photographer unknown.

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