Yerba Buena Mornings

Yerba Buena Mornings
Most weekdays on my walk to work, I usually end up cutting through Yerba Buena Gardens sometime between 8:30 – 9:00. (Thank God I can arrive there ‘fashionably late’. [ahem]) Although the design of the place does feel a little ‘brand new’/architecturally stagey, it’s a welcome oasis of green amid the commercial bustle of SOMA. The part I look forward to most is having to squeeze past the group of elderly members of the Asian community practicing traditional Tai Chi work outs, like the sword and fan forms. With my headphones on supplying my personal soundtrack, it’s a serene way to begin the workday (especially when it’s a fan day).

2 Comments so far

  1. Jordan (unregistered) on May 28th, 2006 @ 1:05 pm

    Yeah… whenever I go to Yerba Buena it feels like I’m walking on desecrated burial grounds. If you haven’t read City For Sale: The Transformation of San Francisco by Chester Hartman, I highly recommend it. They basically destroyed an entire neighborhood to build Yerba Buena, leaving the place looking like a “bombed out moonscape” for three decades while people fought in vain to restore the integrity of the site. The result is, alas, Yerba Buena.

  2. San Francisco Photos (unregistered) on May 29th, 2006 @ 10:57 am

    I live a block from Yerba Buena and it’s always nice to see this.

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