Five Frames in the Mission

Lately, I’ve been spending more time in the Mission, specifically around 24th Street. I’ve always found 24th Street to be far more interesting than the now gentrified Valencia St. It also has better food!

One of the best things about 24th Street is that you never know what you’re going to stumble into. Some days it’s a jazz band that’s playing on the sidewalk for a Mexican bakery’s anniversary party. Other days it’s an Aztec dance.

a scan of a color photograph of a door sign in the Mission in San Francisco. it says 3144 on a black mailbox, and is surrounded by a pink wall

Beautiful colors all over 24th Street.

a scan of a color photo of some Mexican breads and pastry in a bakery's glass window. Next to it, some musical instruments and tools rest against the wall on the sidewalk outside, showing an interesting contrast

All the things I love.

a scan of a color photo of a man walking down a sidewalk while a jazz band plays on

Everyone makes room here.

a scan of a color photo of ice cream flavors on a chalkboard in the Mission, with interesting flavors like vietnamese coffee and hong kong milk tea

Delicous ice cream too.

a scan of a color photo of a red wooden cart that says Books for one dollar. in the background, a person stands sweeping the sidewalk, but you can only see their legs

Many book stores too.

If you ever find yourself on 24th Street, be sure to hit up some of my faves:

  • Tacos del Barrio
  • La Espiga de Oro
  • La Torta Gorda
  • Deliciosos Tacos de Canasta Mexican (a street taco stand that’s only open in the mornings at the intersection with Folsom St)
  • La Palma
  • La Gallinita
  • Humphry Slocombe

All photos taken on a Leica M3, 50mm Summilux, Kodak Portra 400, self-developed and scanned.

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