Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Battery Street Life

Battery Street Life by deanv41
Battery Street Life, a photo by deanv41 on Flickr.

In the course of running errands yesterday, I managed to walk the entire Northeastern Waterfront around Telegraph Hill through the old Barbary Coast. I quite admire the last remnants of that time and place in the brick warehouses and mercantile buildings now converted to law offices, and television stations with Levi Plaza at its core. To Levi's credit it has kept its headquarters right in San Francisco rather than the more typical practice of retreating to suburban obscurity.
The Northeastern Waterfront still holds secrets in its brick lanes and now quiet streets. Listen carefully and you might still here the distant murmurs of saucy barmaids and sailors on shore leave.

John Maher Lane
John Maher Lane off Battery Street, one of the last real remnants the city's historic Northeastern Waterfront.

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