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ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES ON EARTH

Posted on: May 12th, 2010 by melanie No Comments




When driving through the city in the middle of the night say around 2 am it is mostly quiet. The traffic lights turn green as if by magic. No trucks are double parked blocking your way. A right turn down Brannan then a left on 6th and you are there. Put your badge in the slot, the gate comes up, you jockey for a space to park. Double parking is your only option, its OK as long as you leave the keys inside so someone can move it if needed, and they always do. Suddenly sleep has left your body, the place is alive and vibrant. It smells like flowers, they are everywhere. It is the San Francisco Flower Market. Every Mon, Wed, and Fri from 2am to 10 am the market is open for business. Two city blocks of warehouses where flower vendors and growers sell their stuff.