Independence Day inspires the Flaneur to board subterranean trains to ride out to the San Francisco Zoo then to hike ocean beach back to the N-Judah line and ride downtown by nightfall to see the pyrotechnics from a pier
I have never entered the Zoo again after a couple of visits thirty years ago. I love animals too much to enjoy seeing them in captivity. I do however walk by the entrance area for random sightings from the Serengeti.
The entrance to the seashore where animals do range freely. Unfortunately many of them are dogs.
Not as cold as it looks but a certain heartiness does one well.
A wind-sheltered spot where I reclined a while and had my lunch.
A traveler's repast consists of raw cauliflower, carrot, olives, wild california sardines, whole wheat bagel with neufchatel, hard-boiled organic egg, ryvita crax, dried fruit and chocolate.
An impromtu throne where I bided quite a while as the sun at last burned through the clouds.
A ritual pit alongside.
Into the mystic.
Sunlight on turbulent waters.
The marbleized waves.
As nights falls...
Twilight on the Bay
Moon over San Francisco
People light up in anticipation.
Then the incarnadine fireworks of the fourth of July
San Francisco on July fourth.
4 July 2011