Thursday, May 26, 2016

Potrero Hill

The Potrero neighborhood is known for its hills, and we walked plenty of them on this tour. I enjoyed the sweeping views on all sides, this one looking towards Twin Peaks and the Mission. I noticed that the overhead
wires have not yet been buried.

I had no idea of the existence of the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, called "The Nabe." The structure was designed and built by Julia Morgan in 1922. It is a Presbytarian-owned building and the space is available for event rental.

Community gardens abounded in the Potrero neighborhood. This one is called "The Benches" and is large and very well-kept. As the name implies, there are benches on both sides of the entrance to the garden. Lots of native plants!

My final stop was the St Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal church. The inside of the structure is round and painted on all sides with images of dancing saints. Their church services entail dancing around in a circle. The paintings are by iconographer, Mark Dukes. The saints represent Musicians, artists, writers, poets, dancers, workers, organizers, missionaries, princes, martyrs, spiritual teachers, protesters, prophets, reformers, judges, builders, conservationists, liberators, scholars, healers, soldiers, monastics, couples straight and gay, diplomats, planners, governors, and wild and domestic beasts.