We Built This City

Broadcasting live from "Little Switzerland," San Francisco. Twitter @TheRealWBTC. E-mail me here. An explanation of the title here. My other blog: The Sutro Tower Fan Club. And no, he's not a greyhound, he's a whippet named Chase (Rocket passed away in March). PLEASE DON'T message me on Tumblr, I don't check those. Yes, it's a real tattoo.

This Sirron Norris mural might have been the first one of his I ever saw in person. At Norm’s Market, across from the Jay ‘n Bee Club on 20th.

26th and Mission. Sad to see that the rest of this mural has been vandalized — I’m getting really tired of typing that sentence.

26th and Mission. Sad to see that the rest of this mural has been vandalized — I’m getting really tired of typing that sentence.

The Fizzary, home of Taylor’s Tonics, is such a hidden gem on Mission. If you’ve never been there, do yourself a favor and stop in. They have all kinds of crazy soda flavors from all over the world, and a fun selection of candies, too.

This mural is such a gift to the community, I love seeing it every time I walk down the north slope of Bernal Hill.

Alex Nieto memorial on Bernal Hill

Alex Nieto memorial on Bernal Hill

Bernal Hill charmer

Bernal Hill charmer

I finally got to see @AmosGoldbaum’s awesome mural in progress at Church and Day in Baja Noe. It’s going to look fantastic!

WHOSAGOODDOG! Outside Radish on Lexington

WHOSAGOODDOG! Outside Radish on Lexington

Beautiful Sprite parked on 20th near Atlas Cafe

Beautiful Sprite parked on 20th near Atlas Cafe

The “other” La Corneta (on Mission)

The “other” La Corneta (on Mission)

Ripley at Folsom, Bernal north slope

Ripley at Folsom, Bernal north slope

Transamerica through a field of yarrow

Transamerica through a field of yarrow

Bay Bridge from the Filbert Steps

Bay Bridge from the Filbert Steps

Blackberries ripening on the Filbert Steps

Blackberries ripening on the Filbert Steps

I love these huge Art Deco pieces visible from the Filbert Steps

I love these huge Art Deco pieces visible from the Filbert Steps