this is what we did....
we stayed in The Red Victorian on Haight street
a little detail of the crochet headboard
and also stayed in this lovely flat thanks to our friends Nancy and Roy.
we had beer in Vesuvio's
we went to the Conservatory of Flowers in golden gate park
(i loved it in here)
this is inside the conservatory of flowers...
...and so is this. I took lots of pictures in here.
the light was beautiful and the plants were amazing.
we found out that Jesus loves us in the Mission.
the Mission is great - we loved 826 Valencia (a pirate supplies store and writing center set up by Dave Eggers), Dog Eared Books, Aquarius Records, and Needles and Pens (a shop/gallery space selling zines, clothes and books).
we shopped for books...
in City Lights....
and in Green Apple Books
we also loved the Booksmith on the Haight.
ate lots of good vegan food.
the picture above is me in Herbivore.
we went there about five times...above I am eating mexican food, but our favourites were the sandwiches....
this is the ocean basket at a vegan chinese restaurant called Loving Hut.
it was REALLY good, tho I liked it a lot more than bert did....
I also had a pineapple drink with fresh mint....
and a fishless fish curry
we went to art galleries and museums.
the picture above is bert in the cafe at the De Young museum.
It's a wonderful art museum and had an exhibition on modernism when we were there.
we also went to SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) which is amazing and was showing a Cindy Sherman exhibition. I would like to work there....
jelly fish at the Academy of Sciences
we walked a lot in the parks.
the weather was beautiful - sunny, but not too hot.
saw some pretty flowers in the park
we went to the The Beat Museum in North Beach. It has a good shop where I picked up a Vali Myers biog I'd been after for ages. The museum itself is kind of small and sweet (but doesn't cost much to go inside - so worth it!) it has lots of information (which if you are beaty you will probably already know) and also some nice objects such as Kerouac's jacket.
we went to Fort Point which is under the Golden Gate bridge....
...where there was a great art exhibition - these dresses are made out of crepe paper by Anandamayi Arnold.
for more information on the exhibition, go here
oh and drank coffee and ate pumpkin based foodstuffs, shopped (got some great stuff in Japantown),wondered around, read, listened to music and generally had the best time.
How have you all been?