Well here’s what the 15th Avenue Entrance to the Presido looks like these days.
See that? It’s for bikes only now – cars need to use 14th Avenue:
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Which is as expected, fine.
But what’s up with this new sign with the garbage bag over it?
This is right outside of the Presidio Landmark Apartments* on infamous Battery Caulfield Road.
I was bold enough to take a peek under the garbage bag. It said something like “Road Closed 110 Feet.”
I haven’t heard of any conflict yet, so assume that this sign is not currently operational.
Speaking of which, here’s part of the actual Battery Caulfield, AFAIK – it was a Nike Missile base, your know, for the Russian Bear Bombers and whatnot. They stored the Nikes horizontal and then would open the pod bay doors to fire. And you can see the flat top of Mount Sutro in the background – that’s where the fire control base was for the SAMs of the Presidio, back in the day:
Anyway, wazzup with BC Road closing? I gots to know.
*Speaking of which, just look – cars in the parking lot. Personally, I wouldn’t pay four figures a year just to park in the West Bay, but that’s how they do it these days. Anyway, my point is that, unlike last year, there are people actually living in the Presidio Landmark. It took a while, and the looky-lou’s were pissed off that they had to apply for an appointment just to check things out, but the joint probably doesn’t feel like the hotel from The Shining anymore.
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