Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Bay Watch 3 : A Broth Of Love, Peace and Freedom


The first Monday of our holiday was my 65th birthday : and it was also the day on which we visited the famous Haight-Ashbury district of the city. On that special day I was able to soak in a broth of love, peace and freedom, served amongst the bookshops, bars and second-hand clothes shops of that splendid district. We called for coffee at the Red Victorian and in the centre of each table was a glass jar filled with conversation topics supplied by previous visitors. We drank coffee, discussed random topics and left a few for future visitors. San Francisco isn't just about sights and tastes - it is about a way of life as well. I could happily return to that city by the bay - again and again and again.

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  1. My feelings about San Francisco too! It's about a way of life as well, a perfect quote for that city. I like the idea of that glass jar filled with conversation topics too!

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  2. Amen...

    I'm curious...What topics did you find in the jar?

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    1. One I particularly recall was "can you achieve peace by war"?

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  3. Happy belated birthday!

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  4. My son-in-law's sister had to leave San Francisco, her home for twenty years and relocate to Sacramento. Her withdrawal pain was heart wrenching. Happy birthday.

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  5. Love the conversation jar. And happy birthday to you, my friend. San Fran was lucky to have you for a while. :)

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  6. Places like this make the travel experience very pleasant.

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  7. I think we should have 'topic tubs' on every café table. Great idea.

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