Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Kerouac Alley


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- Karen

15 comments:

AVCr8teur said...

An alleyway linking San Francisco's Chinatown and North Beach was once part of the Beat Generation neighborhood which gained prominence in the 1950's. Writers and poets such as Lawrence Ferlingetti, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, ...etc. gathered here to write and socialize. Mr. Ferlingetti owned the famous City Lights Bookstore right next to the alley and he proposed to the city in 1988 to remodel this once dingy pathway. It was renamed to Kerouac Alley after the writer with tiled wordings on the street and colorful murals on the walls.

llandudnopictures said...

Without doubt the most interesting alley I've seen!

LONDONLULU said...

They did a great job, it's the opposite of dingy now! Very nice passageway and nicely captured. I imagine those words would be inspiring to walk past.

eileeninmd said...

What a historic walkway, with all the poets gathering there to socialize. I love the tiled writings. Great post.

Indrani said...

That is interesting!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great tribute.

Jackie/Jake said...

Great! I have bookmarked this for a future visit.

catsynth said...

I love walking around the alleyways of Chinatown and North Beach.

Jo said...

VERY cool!!

Mandy Southgate said...

What a great place. I love the coloured walls and the quotes on the walkway. Lovely!

Dazediva said...

What fab quotes ! Must visit this on my next trip to the US

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Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Inspiration to live by :) Happy WW

Jana said...

thanks for this tour, love the last thought! happy rest of the week:-)

betchai said...

it would probably take me a very long time to walk on this alley, very interesting

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Guess where I am headed as soon as possible. Didn't know about this one, thank you for turning me onto it!