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We went on a sidewalk safari down Van Ness to Civic Center recently.

We saw this building of 1000 windows. At least the tenants have options if there is ever an emergency and they need to escape from the building. We saw this little guy further along Van Ness near the AMC Movie Theatre.


We walked past City Hall and admired the architecture. City Hall has some fantastic sculptures along the edifice including a number of ornate faces. I had fun coming up with names for each one.

This is Curly.
...and Meredith...
...Carl...
...Surly McDuff...
... and Sophia...
This sculpture seems to be bearing the weight of San Francisco politics, if not the world, on his broad shoulders.
On the backside of the building we saw this art installation which looked like a primitive tree house...either that or a giant bee hive.

At this point, we were hungry for a quick bite. It was a hot day so we stopped for a beer and a sandwich at Tommy's Joynt.

Tommy's definitely has character. It's dark with all sorts of interesting kitsch along the walls and ceilings. I liked this representation of the alleged founders of Tommy's Joynt.
They did have a rather complicated tipping system. "Dear Customer -- Gratuity not included. If you choose to leave a gratuity, money left on this tray goes to your waitress and money left on the table goes to the busboy. Thank you for your patronage -- Tommy's Joynt".


Complicated but equitable...

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