02 February, 2009

Bye to the Bleachers

As part of the ongoing renovation of the National Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, the old concrete stands and facilities for bathers are being replaced. I can't help but think of all the memories tied up in this place. They've been used by San Franciscans since the 1930's (top photo) and featured in many films and TV shows. I have fond memories of long afternoons spent sprawled on them. There were always lots of characters to be found here, especially in the late '60s and early '70s. If the restoration of the Maritime Museum is any guide, the steps will be returned to The City in very good shape.

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