Tuesday, July 13, 2010

freedom of choice


freedom of choice, originally uploaded by deanv41.

In 1995, I did a charcoal and photo piece based on this path through Buena Vista Park, Haight-Ashbury, and used it as my lead for the SF Open Studios catalog.

I found myself walking the same path last weekend and took this shot. Fifteen years later...

This park was developed under the WPA in the 1930s. Details like the elaborate gutter that runs along the paths show off the best of American craftsmanship and civic engineering in The Depression. The park is also surrounded by some of the most beautiful Edwardian, Queen Anne & Victorian architecture in The City. It is the bull's eye in the map of San Francisco; a high hill where paths meet, cross, and continue.

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