Tuesday after work, Sarah & I took the scenic, non-car route to one of our favored dinner places, Park Chow in the Inner Sunset. It was a lovely, lovely evening, with temps in the high 60s before the sun set – perfect weather for enjoying a long walk through the park!
As we walked through the pandhandle (a 1/2-mile long “extension” of eastern Golden Gate Park that runs between the busy thoroughfares of Oak and Fell Streets), I saw a neat street stencil of a young boy wearing a turban. I’m not sure why, but I enjoy these little pieces of illegal street art (certainly much more than the un-artistic graffiti that plagues much of our fair city!). I have a modest gallery of some of the stencils and other street art I’ve seen in my personal photo gallery.
We soon crossed Stanyan St., and entered Golden Gate Park proper, walking down JFK. One somewhat annoying thing about walking down JFK during commute hours is that many people use the park as a commute route, and there are too many cars and traffic. Personally I wish we’d follow NYC’s example, where they closed nearly all of Central Park to traffic at all times. We just get the east end closed on Sundays & Holidays, with a litte portion closed on Saturdays during the summer’ish months. Afterall, it’s a “park,” not a “drive!” Ah well, that debate is and will be on-going….