Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mission and 30th

Something about this photo is weird. It looks like a movie set. For the longest time, I always assumed that the red and white State Farm Insurance building was occupied, but it's been empty for a long time. It has a cute old sign and awning though, and it used to be tiled on the bottom. They're doing something to it- last summer or something Simone and I took a picture of the inside all gutted out as they were remodeling or something. PS: Here comes the 14! We should take photos of all the old 70's brown, white and orange buses before they all get replaced by their boxy gray counterparts.

3 comments:

Simone said...

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Simone said...

okay, that was a mistake up there.

the light in this photo is really beautiful and dappled. i've spent a lot of time around mission & randall, waiting for the J and such. This photo reminds me of the fall after i graduated from college and had little to do and would walk from my house down mission over dolores to visit jen at work in the mid afternoon. man, i miss san francisco. this photo is getting me all nostalgic. also, i feel like i have memories of going to that state farm office with my mom when i was little but i can't really be sure.

Katie said...

It's funny that you mention this looking like a movie set -- a few blocks away actually *was* a movie set (for Sister Act) back in the early '90's when I was going to school a few blocks away (on Randall St, in fact) at Fairmount elementary...

...from which I graduated, continuing on to DCS. Which is how I found this blog in the first place. (Someone who just moved from the city told me DCS had gone under, I did a google search, found your yelp review - which is spot on by the way, and clicked on your blog.)

So I'm curious: when did you go there? I graduated in '94...

Anyway, funny to find a fellow grad!

Cheers,
Katie

P.S. The zooey parody made me laugh. Nice work. :-)