Well, this is News To Me:
BTW, Kahn & Keville has a verrry high Yelp rating, just saying.
“S.F. Zoo gets Martha the tiger to replace Tiger Shot after attacked by 3 Men Christmas 3 years ago”
Uh, en realidad, we don’t actually know that “3 Men” “attacked” that tiger, do we? Hey, what about the minor who died? He was less than 18, right? Oh, and you’re saying he attacked the tiger along with brothers Dhaliwal, you know that for a fact that all three of them did that, huh? You and the zoo have videotape you’ve been sitting on all these years, maybe…
Is this kind of thing what pays your mortgage, Sam?
A post-Tatiana big cat enclosure at the, frankly, poorly-run, San Francisco Zoo:
And the shrine that got set up at the entrance of the zoo, back in the day:
Well check it out – a fully functional official City and County of San Francisco parking meter on a platform at the Greenwich steps. It’s not hard to get to, just follow those hunting for the huge home-made sculpture of Tatiana the Tiger.
(Did you know that Tatiana the Siberian Tiger has the highest rating of anything on Yelp? It’s little wonder why the attorneys for the “charmless” Dhaliwal Brothers Paul and Kulbir (aka “the boys” or “the kids” despite the fact that they are adults) don’t want to have San Franciscans determining how big a payday (cha-ching!) they merit from the Christmas tragedy of 2007. What the Dhaliwals’ Yelp ratings would be like…)
Oh well, back to the whimsy:
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Find the tiger sculpture then look downhill.
Not too many made it to the recent unveiling of the Tatiana sculpture on Christmas Day, but now people are making pilgrimages to the site of the community garden at 274 Greenwich on the famous Greenwich Steps. Per sculptor Jon Engdhal:
“It was one year ago today that Tatiana died so senselessly, a scale statue is in place to remember her.”
This is a peaceful place, free of the vitriol that surrounds the Carlos Sousa Jr., Paul Dhaliwal, and Kulbir Dhaliwal case from a year ago.
You’ll find this Siberian tiger cub right next to the parking meter.
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Looking down from Tati’s perch. This is about 75 feet down the hill from the old Julius’ Castle restaurant on Montgomery:
The view from the path:
This thing seems larger than life – it’s probably quite heavy.
Enjoy it while it lasts. She might not be there a long time.