“City of Trees” brass band plays at Castro Street Festival

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赤シャツには、立ち退きをしやすくする法令に反対するメッセージが書かれています。

Sunny skies and an anti-eviction t-shirt. Very SF 2014. Here’s some more info about City of Trees Brass Band.

Wide streets and big skies in San Francisco

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I’ve been enjoying wandering through my old haunts in San Francisco. I lived on this block for ten years during and after graduate school.

Compared to Tokyo, I always wonder, where is everybody? It seems they are either indoors or in their cars.

Fur matching and remodeling, still available on 29th Street

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What is the occasion for “fur matching”? When you’ve burned a cigar hole in the sleeve? I also wonder what “fur remodeling” includes: a wash and set, deep conditioner, brushing and blow drying, scissors and thread, or what?

Manhattan has not yet been completely re-made with glassy new high rises and frat boys

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Manhattan is mostly unrecognizable from when I first visited in the 1970s as a child: the streetscape, the people, the sense of creativity and excitement are all different. I was relieved to see this neon-clad, “handmade” cigar shop wedged between patrol car and “reasonable rates” tax preparer.