Photo of the Day: Hyde St.
Playing hooky on Monday, I decided to spend the suddenly “secret field trip” afternoon my favorite way: taking a long walk through the city’s neighborhoods. My destination: Bimbo’s in North Beach. My starting point: Hayes Valley. On these circuitous occasions, I like to mix the routes up and pick streets I would ordinarily bypass for expediency’s sake. This time the main thoroughfare was Hyde: starting from its humble and hectic origins in the Tenderloin, on through ever sleepier and swankier Nob Hill, and up to downright posh and peaceful Russian Hill. In pathetic local ignorance mode (translation: I never take them), I was reminded that this is indeed a cable car route. The tourists must know something … because how ridiculously cute is this street? It’s probably because of this that I’ve ignored giving this stretch its proper walk-through. And while I could add yet another photo of those SF icons, I came across these tri-colored dandies striking their best “Joshua Tree” pose in the window of Russian Hill Dog Grooming. (Unintentionally, I like how the reflection caught yet another SF slope.) And FYI: If you’re looking for a extremely vertical/cardio version of this route, try Taylor. Oof…

1 Comment so far

  1. anna (unregistered) on June 15th, 2006 @ 10:05 pm

    I hike straight up Chestnut, or Taylor, from North Beach, to go to my favorite coffee shop: Chameleon. It is too cute up there. Hyde St. is my fave. It’s one of those little tree-lined streets, where traffic has to make way for cable cars.

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