Thanks to the kindness and generosity of a friend, I recovered all my gear on October 16. In the time since then, I have been out taking pictures of Market Street and the back streets between 5th and 7th. So much change is taking place, I want to capture what remains of the old district before it irrevocably disappears. These shots are among my favorites so far.
“Construction Site – Jessie Street” (2013)
“Federal Hotel” (2013)
“Stevenson Street” (2013)
“Grant Building” (2013)
“Sunday Morning – Market Street” (2013)
“Mechanics Savings Bank Building” (2013)
“Saloon Incumbents” (2012)
At the corner of Hyde and Eddy, in the very heart of the Tenderloin, is my favorite bar — a dive bar, of course — a little place named the Brown Jug Saloon. Currently owned by the genial Max McIntire, who loves to follow the ponies, it has been in continuous operation since 1942. Before that it was an Owl drug store. People from all over the world and from all walks of life sooner or later end up drinking there. A more cosmpolitan atmosphere would be hard to find. Just because I never go anywhere without a camera, I have taken many pictures at the Brown Jug. These are a few of my favorites.
“Max and Randy” (2012)
“Cassie May” (2012)
“Rodney and Fred” (2012)
“Saturday Afternoon” (2012)
“Table by the Door” (2012)