Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Close to Sunrise

Emerge from Spencer Alley on foot. Jaywalk as usual across 16th Street and follow the well-worn path that leads to the 33 MUNI stop two blocks away.

Shrine Complex of Yellow Altars (the Shell station on the corner). Night dare not linger under these throbbing rhomboids, an acidic evangelical unilateral light-source.

Something curious is going on down the hill here, but what? Cannot stop, must stride forward. Library beckons. Fog is heavy. Corner of Fulton and Parker.

At left, a fragment of the immense facade of the campus church.