I had a huge deadline to deliver today, so I opted to walk my laptop to a coffee shop to get some miles logged and keep my back happy. I headed from the 16th Street end of the Mission towards the Muddy Waters at the 24th Street end, but rather than taking the main (flat) streets, I walked up (steep) Guerrero instead. It’s also more residential, with lots of pretty Victorians, and more quiet.

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Feng Shui…

iron gate, mirror, doorway

View of Cathedral Hill…

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One of my favorite Victorians; so perfectly-maintained, gorgeous details, and even a festive Pride flag. Beauty…

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Detail of some of the flowers growing out front—anyone know what kind of flowers these are? They make me think of tiny flames…

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Quiet street with nice shady overhang…

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I told you in the intro that there’d be house numbers (and cool lettering on signage, and especially old neon)…

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I don’t know if it counts as a “color,” but if I had to choose, I’d say the color of light shining through leaves is my favorite color of all time. They glow like stained glass; it makes trees and plants feel animate…

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Deadline accomplished! Muddy’s coffee: rocket fuel, as per usual!


Where should I go tomorrow?


  • MILES WALKED: 3
  • NEIGHBORHOOD: Mission District

(no map, just straight up Guerrero and back down Valencia)