Walk: Dogpatch, Japantown (massage)
Distance: 5.2 miles, teeny yoga-stretch
Dogpatch, the new art neighborhood, is truly historic having been unaffected by the 1906 earthquake. Some of the homes and buildings there are the oldest in San Francisco and were occupied by the dockworkers, boat builders and other laborers needed to support this sudden city - and themselves. Architecturally we are not talking - nor were they- about charming Vistorians but basic nuts and bolts shelter.
As of this writing, Dogpatch is the third most expensive rental neighborhood in San Francisco. One bedroom apartments are $3,000+ and no buildings are on the market for less than $1.5 million. As you can see, the former 'residents' (most drug and alcohol addicted street people) are nowhere to be seen.
No politics here. Just an eye-opening day for Ciwt as she gave her art tour.