Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Haight Ashbury















Some nearby houses just off of Haight Street.


Having grown up in the 60's and gone to college in the 70's, there was no way I was leaving San Francisco without visiting the Haight Ashbury district. My daughter wasn't really interested and I think she was just humoring me by going. My grandkids didn't really care, but once we got there, we had a lot of fun. I bought tie dyed shirts for everyone and we had lunch at a cute little restaurant on Haight Street. We were there on New Year's Eve, the day before recreational marijuana was officially legal in California, but from the smell of things as we were walking down the street, there were a few people who were definitely not waiting for the new law to kick in on January 1st.

Update: I have added an additional 7 photos to this post because of a special request in the comments from Debbi!

Linking to signs, signs.

24 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gostei de alguns pormenores.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

biebkriebels said...

Oh, that is fun to be back in a familiar district. Glad your grand kids love it too. The smell of marihuana is familiar in Amsterdam too. I have never used it and I don't like the smell of it either.

Christine said...

So cool and hip, Lois! Thanks for sharing these funky photos!

Tom said...

...they say, if you remember the '60s you were not there!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a famous area. I was in my teen's in the 60's and I remember this area of SF being very popular, also in the movies. I like the shot with the dogs. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

I have heard the words all my life and never knew what it looked like or that it was named for 2 streets. these photos are just awesome and i would love to wander there. my favorite is the street shot with dogs and back packers and feet. super shots

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm visiting from Somewhere in Ireland.

I said..."A neighbor!" So I had to visit.

I'll be back, too :)

-Mac

William Kendall said...

A place that's never really left that era behind, I see.

LuiZ FernandoS said...

A time travel

Barbara Rogers said...

I would definitely go visit there after traveling all those miles/years! Glad that it's still being somewhat the same mood...people sitting on sidewalks. (I've only seen the news and movie photos.)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Would be like stepping back in time Lois, excellent fun!

Sharon Anck said...

How fun! The last time I was there I remember having dinner at a restaurant close to the corner that had the best sangria I'd ever tasted.

Revrunner said...

Those were the days!

RedPat said...

I would have gone there too, Lois! It is like going to Carnaby St if you go to London!

Lowell said...

Thank you so much for these photos. I've been to SF a few times but never in this area and I've heard about it my whole life and always wondered what it looked like. It looks a lot better than I pictured it back in the 60s!

bill burke said...

Some great photos of a hip area. I was there in 70s but not with a camera. :(

Lesley said...

Cool. A time warp area!

Taken For Granted said...

The Height Ashbury neighborhood has developed to be much more middle and upper-middle class. Real estate prices have skyrocketed. I did an academic study of the area back in the 1980s, and its history as a hippy haven was not all good.

Kay said...

It doesn't look like it's changed since "back in the day." Taken for Granted is right: real estate prices have gotten prohibitive, but that is true of San Francisco overall. The young people who visited the Haight have typically been renters. In the 60s crash pads were all the real estate people seemed to be interested in. And recreational marijuana has always been ambient, legal or not.

BeachGypsy said...

You went to the Haight!!!??? That is so cool! (groovy and far-out man! LOL) Sure enjoyed the pictures, it's sure a bright and colorful place, as is it's history. I sure would love to photograph the scenes and the people there. Will you share more pictures please? And did you go to see the Painted Ladies? Welcome back, so nice to have you back after your break! are y'all getting the cold there?

Kate said...

I loved the poetry that came out of that area during that period of time. Sounds like the whole family enjoyed it, despite not living through that historical time.

Lowcarb team member said...

Loved seeing your photographs.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved all of the San Francisco posts --- the pictures -- and the memories -- it's been too long since we've been there. Glad your daughter humored you and went with you to the Haight -- it really is a part of The City that you should see!! This was such fun.

Klara S said...

It reminds of Camden Town in London. It's so colourful too.