Take away all the dizzying noisy crowded tourist destinations, and one can actually see the real San Francisco.
Simple, transparent, laid back, beautiful, haunting, a City unique yet universally home to every person who choose to be a part of it.
On a quiet day, it’s hums nostalgia. On a clear day, it breathes freedom and rebellion. When no one’s watching, it’s allows itself to be vulnerable to those who deserves it.
It’s steps, welcoming like Time skipped and preserve its youth and innocence.
It’s Architecture, a reminder that there is wonder and magnificence in what’s old, and modernism is not for everyone.
Sometimes, one forgets it’s 2021 because we never really left the 70’s. The good stuff of the Golden Era we kept. It’s vibe and lifestyle we intertwined with our present day evolution.
San Franciscans are resilient. They are eclectic. Their thinking questions, their beliefs brings change. They are bold, outspoken, broad minded, curious, accepting, innovative, tolerant, chilled, artistic, dreamy. They are what defines the City, and not the City defining them.
Wasteland to Wonderland? Very San Francisco.
On your next SF visit. Skip the usual and walk the normal. I promise, you will see what I see and experience the extraordinary.
Art is Art. Love is Love. Beauty is Beauty. Life is Life. People are People.
San Francisco sees me the way I want to be seen, and that is something I can’t just find anywhere else.