06 August 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 and 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. 

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 track.

A restaurant with outdoor seating at the Ferry Building

The Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market

The Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market

The Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market. 

The Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market

A photo of Clay Street in downtown San Francisco. The view is looking West. 

This is Montgomery Street in downtown San Francisco. The view is looking East

Spicy King Szechuan Cuisine is in Chinatown. 

Waverly Place in Chinatown.

Little Paradise Market is located in Chinatown. 

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 majority of people 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.

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. 

A view of Jackson Street looking North. The picture was taken from Stockton Street. Angel Island is visible.

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. 

Action on Austin Street. 

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. 

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 more prominent, ornate, and expensive than it was in reality.  

In Japantown at the Nihonmachi Street Fair. 

The Nihonmachi Street Fair

In Japantown at the Nihonmachi Street Fair

Tossing pancakes at the Nihonmachi Street Fair. 

A sample selection of delicious-looking and inexpensive meals is available at Japantown's Nihonmachi Street Fair

Cooking up a storm at Japantown's Nihonmachi Street Fair. 

The Thai Stick Restaurant on Fillmore Street in Lower Pacific Heights. 

This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the hike. 

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"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

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