A Walk Through Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco


Haight-Ashbury is a district of San Francisco named for the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets.  Connie and I ate breakfast at a neighborhood restaurant and walked it.  Here’s what we captured …

Haight Ashbury Music Center to indulge your rock n roll urges …

Gramps enjoying a cup of SF’s finest … Blue Bottle coffee

Fresh, beautiful produce in abundance all over Northern California.

Tat shops and rock n roll mix well in this neighborhood.  The neighborhood became the center of the San Francisco Renaissance and with it, the rise of a drug culture and rock-and-roll lifestyle by the mid ’60s. College and high-school students began streaming into the Haight during the spring break of 1967. San Francisco’s government leaders, determined to stop the influx of young people once schools let out for the summer, brought additional attention to the scene, and an ongoing series of articles in local papers alerted the national media to the hippies’ growing numbers.

Some great vintage shops dot the streets.

 


The Haight-Ashbury’s elaborately detailed, 19th century multi-story wooden houses became a haven for hippies during the 1960s, due to the availability of cheap rooms and vacant properties for rent or sale in the district.  The bohemian subculture that subsequently flourished there took root, and to a great extent, has remained to this day.

And great street art with music themes.

We skipped the Nutella crepes even with the resounding “OMFG”

With the morning well spent, it was time for lunch at Nopa 🙂

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