> Thursday, February 02, 2006: Love And Haight
The very intersection shown on this photo, where Haight street meets Ashbury street, was in the sixties the epicenter of the hippie movement, period at which this San Francisco neighborhood became known as "Haight Ashbury". The high point of this period was of course the summer of 1967 also referred to as the Summer of Love. Today, the neighborhood is a whole new scene, but it still is a place like no other in San Francisco, and many aspects of it definitely evoke what it must have been during the Summer of Love. Before I show you some of that in images, I felt a proper introduction was needed - I apologize to all of you who knew the story, but I didn't want to take any chances.
Unfortunately, what businesses are at those four hallowed corners today? Well, there's a GAP, Aardvark's (used clothing) a touristy t-shirt shop, and a Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop. Okay, Ben & Jerry's isn't so unfortunate! (submitted on February 02, 2006)
At least, no Starbucks, right? (submitted on February 02, 2006)
Without a photo of Haight and Ashbury street... Nice shot! (submitted on February 02, 2006)
Alex: Jerry and Grace are not that far gone... more on that later!
Karine: I'm not sure I know that coffee place... you got me all curious now! (and don't talk to me about Amoeba please, I can't afford to go there right now).
Sidney: thanks for the link!
Thanks everyone for the comments!
Manuel (submitted on February 02, 2006)
And their banana mocha or something like that is delicious ;) (submitted on February 03, 2006)
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