Monday, November 14, 2011

Twelve Thousand Kilometers from Cairo

My friend, Leslie, remarked that this photograph could have been taken in Egypt, although it is taken in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The woman in Muslim hijab does throw the mind's compass off somewhat, but it is by no means an unusual sight to see women in head dress here. This is, after all, a World City in a wildly mixed State.

The tower of the New DeYoung Museum never fails to impress, and the building's copper sheathing is taking on a natural patina. Now that the fountains behind the hedge in this shot are repaired and the Academy of Science, behind me, is open and in a good groove, this area -- bisected by 9th Avenue -- has become a tremendous hub of cultural activity and one of the most pleasant places in San Francisco.

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