We are continuing to really love this beautiful, interesting City by the Bay. The restaurants continue to enthrall us. Between buses and Ubers, as well as a lot of walking, we have gone everywhere we want to go. The people are very friendly and very kind. In so many ways, it is a polite and gentle city.
We enjoyed two live theater performances during our stay. One was a play, The Song of Summer, by San Francisco native Lauren Yee. The very surprising thing about this show was that the entirety of the action takes place in Pottsville, PA – the county seat of Jan’s hometown (about 10 miles away), and the “big city” where people shopped for special, or big, items. The people seated beside us laughed when they told them how shocked we were, as they thought Pottsville was a fictional locale!
The other show we enjoyed very much was the smash hit, Hamilton. We saw it at the beautiful Orpheum Theater, and it was a top-rate production. We had been afraid that we wouldn’t enjoy the rap music dimension, but discovered that it incorporates many different musical genres. There was also a good bit of humor and a good deal of cheekiness! There is so much energy in both the singing and dancing that we wondered if the performers had to have their costumes tailored every week to compensate for the weight they lose by all that movement! It was a great production.
The photos below are of architecture, signs, street art, and buildings that we liked around the city. In other words…the “usual” on this blog. We like to save our favorite photo for last, and today’s is no exception. It is hard to believe that the man holding the sign believes in that message so fervently that he stands on that corner for several hours a day, every day. We, on the other hand, have no idea what he is trying to say. Sounds very interesting, though.