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Errand Running in San Francisco - not so mundane

Multi-tasking has taken a bum rap lately, but when I combine exercise, time with my husband, and running an errand like going to Safeway for some staples, I think multi-tasking is just great.

When living in San Francisco, even a mundane task like grocery shopping turns into something interesting. Last night's walk from Pacific Heights, down through Cow Hollow and to the Marina turned into an art walk.

This tiled staircase at a private house in Pacific Heights was done by Colette Crutcher, one of the two artists who created the famous public staircases on Moraga and on Kirkland streets.

Tiled staircase on Buchanan Street

The Marina Safeway itself sports this lovely tiled wall, created by John Garth, who placed over 150,000 bits of colored glass from cities in Italy, and ceramic tile pieces from Japan to create this treasure.

Tiled wall at the Marina Safeway, SF

Who says grocery shopping is a chore to get over? Not I, not living here in San Francisco. Are you ready?

 

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Comment balloon 23 commentsLottie Kendall • May 13 2016 09:32AM

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Wow, I would love that type of walking to shopping. What an amazing street art! Thanks for the photos.

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 3 years ago

I'm glad you enjoyed the art, Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL We had a delightful hour last night, stopping to enjoy the art, the gardens, the baseball at Moscone field - oh yes, we did get our grocery staples, too!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Lottie,  I've seen the tile wall at that Safeway ... it is where my son does his grocery shopping.  The stairs .... I must have missed out on our walks. May upon my next visit to San Francisco.  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 3 years ago

I love the tiled staircase and walls. This subject would make a great Pinterest board for you to share with the world.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 3 years ago

That is why I love the Bay area Lottie. The photos are great.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 3 years ago

Lottie

That's what I would call interesting errand running in San Francisco.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 3 years ago

Lottie Kendall - There is so much to see and enjoy living in San Francisco!  I can see why you'd enjoy doing all errands in the city!  Beautiful steps - real artistry!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) about 3 years ago

Kathleen Daniels - you'll find the stairs on Buchanan Street, between Vallejo and Green. I'm guessing you've visited the ones on Moraga and on Kirkham, out in the Avenues? 

Roy Kelley - I have to say I haven't done anything on Pinterest.....yet. Perhaps it is time. You've given me a great idea to talk over with Rachael Kendall who is assisting me. Thanks!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

At the risk of sounding like Dorothy, "there's no place like home" Noah Seidenberg 

A "chore" isn't mundane when there's so much to see and enjoy along the way, Lou Ludwig 

I think it's time I write another post about the various tiled staircases in the City, Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com - they truly are works of art.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

I love the photos. I have never seen a tiled staircase. Thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 3 years ago

Hello Gita Bantwal - you might enjoy this blog post I wrote some time ago about tiled staircases in San Francisco

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Another reason we all leave our hearts in San Francisco. What a gorgeous piece of art - I'd almost hate to walk on it. :) 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 3 years ago

I like the fact there is a theme in the stairway and a surprise at the top, that sort of culminates the experience. Don't know if I would like it so much on my own house because I might get tired of looking at it every day, but wouldn't mind it on a house I happened to stroll by, LOL. This is what makes San Francisco so exciting. In fact, I bet this staircase is a portal in the cellphone game of Ingress.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) about 3 years ago

Lottie

Moving around San Francisco California we always discover something new.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 3 years ago

The tiled staircase is incredibly durable, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - stands up to foot traffic well (fortunately!)

Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - this artist (Colette Crutcher) designs beautiful works of art. Have you explored the Moraga Street stairs? You would be enthralled.

Hello Lou Ludwig I discover new things in San Francisco every day; part of the charm of a city like San Francisco.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Lottie, love the stairs and wall at the grocery store. I agree I wouldn't mind walking and shopping if I lived in San Fran.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 3 years ago

A staircase like that is really a work of art, running errands can be a grind but when you see something as interesting as the murals on your way, definitely makes it worth it.

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Lottie, you do have some creativity in San Francisco, and love those steps!   Grocery shopping takes on real beauty!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 3 years ago

Good morning, Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® - one of my favorite things about living in a city like San Francisco is that walking becomes a way of life.

Hi Morgan Evans - I'm sure you walk a lot in your daily life in Manhattan, and enjoy all the sights along the way.

Hi Joan Cox - the steps are lovely, I agree. It's such a delight to discover treasures like these.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

As always your post entices me Lottie Kendall Inwill reread your tile staircase posts shortly.  

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Well, Mary Yonkers - I really think you need to vacation in SF, and spend 1 day walking with me! Wouldn't we have fun?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Lottie

What fun to make these discoveries while up running mundane errands. What a nice way to enhance your shopping trip! Just think what you would miss if you had to hop in your car!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 3 years ago

That's the truth, Jeff Dowler CRS - incorporating a walk while errand running is a lifestyle that fits me to a tee. Yesterday I walked over Nob Hill to the financial district to drop off a deposit check at the title company, stopping at the office supply store on my way, then back home via North Beach and Chinatown, with a stop at a little corner grocer near home to pick up a couple of vitamin waters - my idea of a great time!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

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