Today on my morning commute, police activity prevented us from entering the tunnel, (here's the story!) After about ten minutes we had to exit the train and either catch a bus or the streetcar on Market, or walk. I walked the rest of the way to work all the way down Market Street. It was pretty far and took about a half hour. The positives (or "silken moments" perhaps..) are; it was a nice morning to walk, I got in some unexpected exercise, and noticed a few things along the way.
There is a Café Trieste on Market at Gough, Promised Land Fellowship has a building on Market & Brady now (I used to go there years ago -dif. location), Get Lost Books is in that area too. The stretch on Market between Seventh and Fifth is still a little sketchy – a tiny bit red light district with some crazies and some homeless and punks. An older lady walking with a cart started popping off with some cussing and nonsense. She was one a few yelling their verbal 'free speech'.
Anyway, it’s a slow day and most people aren’t even at work so it’s pretty mellow. The Gap is having a good sale right now, and we get to leave early. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.