mission windows and reflections

on tuesday, i had plans to meet my exceedingly lovely friend sarah (who is a fashion-loving creative gal, a former resident of brooklyn, and is also a recent transplant to SF!) at the st. francis for milkshakes and conversation.

i left my house and took the 33 muni bus from my ‘hood on the hill to the deep recesses of the mission, and arrived a half hour early.
while waiting, i took some photographs of the windows and reflections around me.

mission windows

mission windows

mission windows

mission windows

mission reflections

san francisco is a ridiculously colorful city. i am delighted by the lovely colors and textures that abound here.
san francisco’s color is on people, on buildings, as well as the land,sea and sky around the whole of the bay.
(oh, those lovely old multi-colored victorians!)

new york was wonderful but very grey. the color was inside her people, their creativity, their bustling energy, not so much her buildings.

slowly, cautiously, my eyes and heart are opening to this place…
which at first seemed so foreign, so strange, so different than my beloved NYC.

i’m starting to like it here.

there, i’ve admitted it!


i plan on taking my camera out for more adventures.
she likes it.


  1. lovelylovely

    I’m glad you’re warming up to San Francisco! It’s one of my favorite places in the world.

  2. persephone

    Glad you are starting to warm up to San Fran. I’ve never been there, but I want to live there SO badly. Then you can show ME some sights… 😉

  3. Casey

    I’m so glad to hear you’re finally warming up to SF. 🙂 All the windows you took photos of are just so interesting and inspiring! I especially like the one with the patterned paper “Sale”, how cute. 🙂

  4. Enthusia

    i love the fabric/paper design used for the SALE window–must find something like that!
    i don’t live in san fran, but i do love visiting. i could live at the kinokuniya in japantown.

  5. annie

    i’m glad you are starting to like sf.
    i’ve lived here in sf all my life so i take the colorfulness for granted and i’m surprised muni got you there early.

  6. Nina

    Oh, how wonderful that you start to like to live there. I think it seems like a great place to bee when i read your description. 🙂 Big hugs, from Nina in Sweden