Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More Secret Places – November 28, 2007

In a previous post I outlined some of my favorite secret places in San Francisco. Here are some more to chew on.

5. Molinari –Mana Park

This eensy tiny park is located close to the top of Union Street in North Beach towards Russian Hill between Taylor and Jones St. There is an interesting history behind the park, but you’ll have to go there to find out for yourself. Watch out for older Italian women stalking you!

4. Irish Bank
Want to get drunk downtown at a place where your boss will never find you? Off of Mark Lane between Kearny and Grant on Bush Street you can! It’s a great open and cozy alley atmosphere where the Guinness and Smithwicks flows like water.

3. Wave Organ
Created in 1986 by Peter Richards and George Gonzales, this sound sculpture is meant to bring life to the undulation of the waves against the surface of the sea wall. Sound is created by the movement of waves in and out of a series of pipes extending into the water. They also used old mauseleum stones and PVC piping in creating the wave organ. This unique piece is located just above the Sir Francis Yacht Club on a narrow strip of land protecting the boats.

2. Langdon Court Road
Want an incredible view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the massive Pacific? Want it without the traffic? If you can find it, it’s well worth it.

1. Clarion Alley
In the land of crackheads and drunks lives an alleyway between Mission and Valencia streets in the Mission that has been gleefully painted in a plethora of graffiti. It was established in 1992 by a volunteer collective of six North Mission residents: Aaron Noble, Michael O'Connor, Sebastiana Pastor, Rigo 92, Mary Gail Snyder, and Aracely Soriano.

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