Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Streets Embarcadero

The clear weather today made it a great day for this month's Sunday Streets, which turned the length of the Embarcadero from Fisherman's Wharf to China Basin into a zone for pedestrians & bicycles only. The 2 kinds of traffic are not really compatible, but the atmosphere was still relaxed. I was in the area the around the Ferry Building at lunch time.

Cheerful bands were positioned along the route.

The best of them gave the impression that they were simply jamming for themselves & their friends.

I finally got a chance to see the whimsical & nostalgic Raygun Gothic Rocketship in full daylight. Tantalizingly, it seems that you can climb inside it as well.

Hula hoops were popular activities at more than one location.

 People don't dress up to go out anymore; they wear costumes.

These hairy apes had something to do with car sharing, I think.

Some photo ops were impossible to resist.

I really appreciate that Sunday Streets are largely free of typical street fair vendors, though some are starting to encroach. This one waved me away after I took this picture.

§ Sunday Streets
3/10/13 Embarcadero
4/14/13 Mission
6/9/13 Bayview/Dogpatch
7/7/13 Great Highway

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