It used to have a platform ‘n stuff and you could walk down some steps a good ways, but now this place is a nothingburger, just a wide spot on the path, with three benches:
Redeveloping the Fillmore was a horrible horrible idea is what I think when I see all the concrete and clay and general decay around Post and Buchanan.
Oh look, a big parking garage – this is the last place you’d want to be in an earthquake, but there’s no money to fix anything, oh well.
And this cubby hole here needs to be locked up, else people would sleep here, of course:
On It Goes…
As seen a few days back – that square, that’s your elevator car. Haven’t seen it in a while:
And here’s the close-up color version, from all the way back in 2004:
(I remember thinking how the workers in the basket should have appeared clearer in this photo. I guess I was super-far away, oh well.)
In closing, take that, Great Pyramid. Pwned:
Commercial photo shoot checklist:
Willowy model – check
Product with extra-orangey wheels – check
Location with no visible BART signs – check
Shooting permit from ____ – ????
Is this what it would look like if Anne Hathaway / Parker Posey (on the left) and Bobby Flay (on the right) conspired to steal a little violone from San Francisco’s world-famous Conservatory of Music in Civic Center / Hayes Valley?
“Hey Reddit, my son’s very expensive cello was stolen from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music yesterday. Here are the surveillance pics from security that show a young couple making-off with my son’s primary instrument. FWIW, this instrument is one of the most expensive things I have ever owned. It was stolen around 4:05 PM on Sunday, September 16th, 2012. These people are nonchalantly making-off with a full-size cello that was purchased when my son graduated from a smaller cello when he was 12. We’ve owned it for 11 years. He’s in the collegiate division at the San Francisco Conservatory and it is not only the vehicle for his ability to obtain a classical music degree, but is also his sole source of income, as he uses it in performances and recordings. We’ll be doing a media blitz tomorrow with local stations and the SFPD, but I’m hoping the community can help. Any leads are incredibly appreciated.”
Do you have enough Clues? Who will solve this mystery?
Of course, there’s the Filbert Street steps, where you’ll find the Tatiana tiger shrine and a misplaced parking meter, but that’s in another neighborhood from what you see here. It’s Filbert in Russian Hill reaching up to Hyde Street and the cable cars.
This is what a 31.5% grade looks like – so steep they put in stair steps for you.
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And your reward at the top? An unburned porta-potty.