The brief shelf-life of the orange-and-black. Good news. The San Francisco Giants sweep the World Series, taming the Tigers 4 games to zip. The bad news? It happened so fast. With a short series, there just four nights to party — and only two when the home team was in town.
Just about every Divisadero food and drink business made an effort to cash in the act. Nothing goes better with baseball than beer…and burritos (or BBQ, burgers or even take-out Thai).
Meanwhile, the hotly contested campaign for District 5 supervisor didn’t stop. Julian Davis (pictured here) was out trying to get a few more votes, in the face of some recent controversy.
“A crown of thorns.”*
Much has been said about the closing of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church at 601 Broderick (at Grove) and its sale to a luxury home developer who plans on turning the church into a private home.
I thought this scene was most fitting. A crown of thorns has been placed at the top of the cross, as it waits for demolition. It is a cold and foggy August afternoon, making it hard to see the bright side of this forthcoming gentrification.
Read more about the loss of this long-time neighborhood fixture at James Hill Architect’s “Talking Buildings” blog.
*According to the Old Testament, thorns were seen as a symbol of “the Fall of Man.”
Photo by KTDrasky.