Last week, I had the chance to spend a few hours in SF walking about, hand-in-hand with my wife (while holding my X-Pro2 in the other hand…)
The day started a bit on a sour note, when a young skateboarder, out of the blue, offered to model for me. I’m not particularly into portraiture, but thought it could be fun. As I agreed to his request, the guy started to undress, first his top and then he proceeded to lose his pants as well. That’s when I started to walk away, wishing him a good day. The guy started to yell at me whatever profanities, and my wife and I just kept on walking, ignoring him… Just another day in San Francisco.
As I said, not the best way to start our date… Anyway, we decided to put the incident aside and continued to walk around until our steps led us to a tea parlor located in the Yerba Buena gardens, called Samovar. It’s a lovely place, with a great selection of tea. However, if you’ve never been there, be mindful that the prices on the menu are rather steep, even for Bay Area standards.
From there, we decided to walk to our lunch destination, a restaurant called The Slanted Door. I had not been to that place for several years, and had very high expectation for the food that were quite not met. The location is still great, and it can be a great place for a nice lunch if you’re visiting the area.
After that, we just walked some more around the downtown area, and I took more photos of the locals and tourists alike.
The last stop of the day was at Minamoto Kitchoan, a Japanese pastry shop that sells the most delicious sweets. I believe you can order from their website. Otherwise, I’d recommend to stop by their store if you’re in the area.
That last photo was taken from inside their store.
That’s it for today, and I hope to post something soon. Until then…