This is a brief update to my last overly optimistic post. Things have changed drastically in San Francisco and the rest of the world since two weeks ago. I left the office and took a drive around an empty San Francisco yesterday afternoon.
Broadway at Columbus Avenue:
Grant Avenue, North Beach: Even the Live Worms Shop was closed! (Whatever that is)
The silence even reaches up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
No trouble finding parking at a closed and quiet Coit Tower.
Looking down Montgomery Street from Telegraph Hill:
Fisherman’s Wharf, as dead as Elvis is:
The Liberty Ship Jeremiah O’Brien tucked in for the duration: If she could talk she’d probably say, “I braved Nazi submarines in the Atlantic Ocean, I’m not afraid of a little bug!”
A spooky and empty Chinatown: The crowds have all gone home.