Pleasant Sunday in San Francisco

I had a very pleasant Sunday in San Francisco. Each day I try to go outside for about an hour and explore the local area on foot. I’m always happy to see colorful houses, painted murals, interesting restaurants and local community efforts. Living in San Francisco has its benefits.

After a light jog I wandered past the “Little Bear School” with a painted mural.

Little Bear School in San Francisco

The Little Bear School

I passed by some colorful houses including one in pink.

Pink House in San Francisco

Pink House in San Francisco

I then decided to jog to the library. Just down the street from it I was pleased to encounter an entirely different local library in the form of a neighborhood outreach project called the LittleFreeLibrary. It was an enclosed book stand about the size of a phone booth with a collection of free books inside that could be borrowed or added to.

LittleFreeLibrary Book Stand

LittleFreeLibrary Book Stand

The LittleFreeLibrary project looked absolutely delightful. I opened the case and discovered God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. I decided not to borrow the Vonnegut book, however, I do intend to return and contribute additional books to the neighborhood collection.

God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

I finished my walk to to the public library but discovered it closed early on Sunday. On my way back I encountered a working payphone. Calls have increased to 50 cents vs. 25 cents when I was a kid.

Payphone in San Francisco

Payphone in San Francisco

Much to my surprise, a few blocks later I encountered another!

Payphone 2 in San Francisco

Second Payphone Encounter in San Francisco

I then headed home and concluded my lovely Sunday in San Francisco.