Vignettes of San Francisco

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A collection of observations and stories about San Franciscan life - the people, the buildings, the parks, the food, the street-cars, the bay, Alcatraz, the sounds and the smells and the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of this fascinating city. Excerpt...IN the same way that the poets have loved Rome and made their pilgrimages there - as good Moslems travel toward Mecca, so there are some of us who have come to San Francisco. Then when we arrive and find it all that we have dreamed, our love for it becomes its highest tribute.
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As Pilgrims go to Rome 3:40 Read by Larry Wilson
At the Ferry 3:38 Read by Larry Wilson
The Union-Street Car 3:26 Read by SK
The Latin Meets the Oriental 3:20 Read by SK
The Pepper and Salt Man 3:25 Read by LisaRubio
The Bay on Sunday Morning 4:02 Read by Michael Fassio
Safe on the Sidewalk 3:42 Read by SK
Port O'Missing Men 3:46 Read by Nemo
Market St. Scintillations 3:57 Read by Nemo
Cafeterias 3:55 Read by BettyB
The Open Board of Trade 4:05 Read by Eva Davis
The San Francisco Police 4:05 Read by Nemo
A Marine View 3:21 Read by SK
Hilly-Cum-Go 3:59 Read by Scotty Smith
I'll Get it Changed, Lady 3:40 Read by Michael Fassio
Fillmore Street 3:55 Read by LisaRubio
In the Lobby of the St. Francis 3:31 Read by BettyB
The Garbage-Man's Little Girl 3:10 Read by LisaRubio
The Palace 3:23 Read by SK
Zoe's Garden 4:11 Read by Eva Davis
Children on the Sidewalk 4:54 Read by Nemo
Feet that Pass on Market St. 3:30 Read by BettyB
Where the Centuries Meet 3:20 Read by BettyB
Bags or Sacks 5:25 Read by Michael Fassio
Portsmouth Square 3:40 Read by Glennie Junkin
Miracles 3:34 Read by Larry Wilson
Impulses and Prohibitions 3:08 Read by SK
Stopping at the Fairmont 3:21 Read by BettyB
San Francisco Sings 3:26 Read by Larry Wilson
Van Ness Avenue 3:45 Read by Michael Fassio
The Blind Men and the Elephant 3:10 Read by Nemo
You're Getting Queer 3:59 Read by Nemo
The Ferry and Real Boats 3:19 Read by BettyB
A Whiff of Acacia 3:44 Read by Eva Davis
It Takes All Sorts 3:17 Read by SK
The Fog in San Francisco 3:38 Read by Larry Wilson
A Block on Ashbury Heights 3:02 Read by Becca L.
The Greek Grocer 3:24 Read by Scotty Smith
Billboards or Art 5:20 Read by Scotty Smith
Golden Gate Park 3:47 Read by BettyB
Extra Fresh 3:39 Read by Eva Davis
On the California-Street Car 1:56 Read by SK
Western Yarns 3:20 Read by Michael Fassio
Mr. Mazzini and Dante 4:19 Read by Eva Davis
On the Nob of Nob Hill 3:27 Read by Larry Wilson