san francisco polaroids

i lugged my digital SLR camera around during my 3 days in san francisco, but i didn’t use it once. even though i was surrounded by lush green vegetation, azure blue sky, and pastel buildings that one only sees in the city by the bay, i didn’t think i could capture their beauty. instead, i decided to focus on the details, using polaroid film:

street car
street car, fisherman’s wharf


co-op on 18th street in the mission
co-op on 18th street in the mission

bell'occhio with sonya
bell’occhio with sonya

street car
roxie theater on 16th street in the mission

tailor's window, mission
tailor’s window, the mission

sidewalk koi, the mission
sidewalk koi, the mission

best sandwich sign ever, on 16th street in the mission
best sandwich sign ever, on 16th street in the mission

i picked an amazing weekend to be in california, and i’m sad that it’ll be at least 2 months before our weather is as warm and our landscape as green. but i have spring to look forward to! and having a break in the blah-est month is something i need to do every winter.

9 responses to “san francisco polaroids”

  1. cindy k says:

    love them all, but the chinatown pic is my absolute favorite. glad you had fun!

  2. Sara says:

    You got to go to lunch with Sonya? I’m so jealous. She was one of my few true friends when I lived in the city, and I still really miss her and her family. I’m glad the weather was lovely for you!

  3. Laura says:

    Nice pictures! Now I’m questioning my desire to own a SLR….

  4. jackie says:

    looks like you had a great time in SF! i’d like to go back someday…
    great polas – my fave is the tailor’s window!

  5. julia says:

    awesome! you were totally in my old hood (used to work right on 16th and mission)! jared and i had our first date next door to the roxie theater (in a bar called dalva). such great captures here, jen.

  6. Anna says:

    Nice shots! You brought up some more memories from an afternoon we spent in the mission district that aren’t appropriate for publishing but make me laugh. Thank you.

  7. Ashley says:

    These are all super great! I love them! SF is definitely on my list of places to visit someday.

  8. kristin says:

    these are all so wonderful! glad you had a great time.

  9. Suzanne says:

    You are so talented with photography. I love looking at your pictures.

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