This day was a visit to a few of San Francisco’s famous neighborhoods. We started at the BART station going into the city. Our first stop was in the Mission District and we walked to the Castro Neighborhood. This is the place where Harvey Milk lived and made his valiant effort to change the acceptance of gay people. His life was memorialized in the film “Milk” starring Sean Penn. It was so inspirational and we had to see the place that holds his spirit. The homes on the way there were really interesting. Once we got to the Castro District the rainbow flags were abundant. Then we saw the Castro Theater and they had some vintage movie posters. Not to mention the really special showing coming up – “Valley of the Dolls” with special guest Patty Duke. Sooooooooo coooool.
Next we went to Haight/Ashbury. There was another spirit alive there. This is the place where “The Summer of Love” was alive in 1967. Hippies were everywhere. There was a little bit of that left but now it’s pretty much a tourist spot. Catch the wonderful legs coming out of the window. Peggy and I got to do the feet shot on the sidewalk sign for Haight Street.
Our last stop was Fisherman’s Wharf. It was such a major tourist spot but we had a great time anyway. On the way out of the area we found these cool flowers. A quick streetcar to the subway and home.