The street fair at Larkin Street between Grove and Ellis was part of the month-long celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Several street blocks of handicrafts to buy, jewelries to ogle, food and food trucks to sample, cooking demos, tai-chi demos, and other Asian martial art demos, several stage for performances, free health screening for hepatitis, wine tasting, etc, etc. It was the perfect end to our Asian immersion for the day with the Terracotta Warriors for appetizers and this street fair as dessert (yeah, if I could skip main course altogether, I would.)
Sampling of stalls.
Loud and proud.
Part of Tenderloin District - a high-crime neighborhood. It's not the place tourists see. It's getting cleaned up, I hope. 409 historic bldgs in 33 blocks!!!!
Me want food.
She's getting ready while I queue for my food.
It was the last one on the list that I was lining up for.
They were selling it.
Nearby, I saw that I was too late for sugar cane juice.
Asian musicians perform outside of Harrington Pub.
A better look at the mural.
Jackie Chan's mural????
Walked all the way to the end of the street fair and found a really cool Vietnamese sandwich store where we got a banh mi and two baguettes that were just coming out of the oven. We munched on the freshly baked french baguette - feeling European - while retracing our steps when I bumped into an ex-co-worker. We chatted a bit about life.
Too early to go home, our next target was to see the city hall. I haven't seen it in all the years I've lived here. But alas, it was closed on the weekends, sad.
The Golden State Warriors (basketball team) flag was flying to acknowledge the achievements made by the team this season.
One of these days, I'd take a day off and visit the city hall.
Beautiful sunny day with blue skies and mid 60-degree temperature, what could be better?
On the way to the parking lot (several blocks away) we saw kids from the Sikh community performing their ministry of serving meals one plate at a time. I told one of the boys what a fine job they're doing.
One of the scenes we passed near UN Plaza. The TRUTH just grabbed me.
Was standing on the curb waiting for the walk sign when a feeling of New Orleans overcame me and I snapped a photo because this reminded me of the Queen city of the South.
No reason, just loved the mural that we passed by. Notice hubby carrying the still hot baguette like a jewel.
Before leaving San Fran we thought we'd drive by Treasure Island to see if there is a weekend flea market.
It used to be a naval station.
No flea market that day, instead there was free wine tasting. It's fresh wine that we tasted. Donations are encouraged.
The Bay Bridge - lesser known to sister Golden Gate Bridge.
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