All posts tagged: Mission

A Weekend Unexplored: San Francisco

FRIDAY, 5PM: It was the evening before Valentine’s Day when I took BART to the Embarcadero stop to grab dinner at the Ferry Building.  Inside the Marketplace, I joined the flow of locals and tourists stopping for chocolate tastings, hors d’oeuvres,  and wine from various merchants that lined the transit hall as part of the 9th annual “Food from the Heart” event.  My final destination lies at the very other end of the Grand Nave where I could hear tango music playing in the distance above the chattering crowd around me.  With the music of Di Sarli drawing me closer, I saw a group of tango dancers moving elegantly to his orchestra’s sweet serenade. Too often I’ve experienced the Ferry Building Marketplace amid the bustle of daylight grocery shopping.  How different the space becomes at night when the lights soften and romance fills the air for events like this one.    SATURDAY, 11AM: With a Peets coffee in hand, I stumbled upon this storefront while walking down Valencia Street in the Mission.  Valencia is lined …