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Hayes Valley, San Francisco

this narrow yet long park represents a triumph for local activists who fought off plans for a freeway through Hayes's named Patricia's Green in honour of a leading person in the struggle who has since passed away...the huge metal sculpture is appropriately titled 'Ecstasy'

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Mairéad07-May-2011 21:02
A great example of 'People Power' - looks like a nice place to sit and relax while
the dogs exercise.
Doug Cruden07-May-2011 15:35
What a wonderful story...and a suitably 'street' shot to illustrate it! I like the bounding dogs :o)
marie-jose wolff07-May-2011 10:29
A fascinating and elegant statue, which embellished the park by providing a touch of fantasy and freedom! V
shatterbug07-May-2011 07:52
Bravo to the people for standing up for this park...High Line Park has a similar history here.. Great depth here, and a nice capture of the relaxed atmosphere!
PauloCGama07-May-2011 04:13
Great urban park image!! Lots to see!
janescottcumming07-May-2011 03:41
Looks like everyone is happy, the dogs, the people and surely the huge metal sculpture! Very nice photo. ~V~
Colin Storey06-May-2011 22:14
Great shot of this park, glad it was not losed, stunning statue with a great name. v
Guest 06-May-2011 19:08
Wonderful shot!
bill friedlander06-May-2011 19:03
bill friedlander06-May-2011 19:03
A great place for people to relax and dogs to frolic. So much nicer than a freeway.
FrankB06-May-2011 18:46
why fight off a Freeway and erect a monstrosity.....I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder....nice depiction....V :)
Guest 06-May-2011 17:45
Great story and a fine capture! The dogs are happy too :) V
Aud Elise Sjøsæther06-May-2011 16:55
Very nice capture David! V
zyziza06-May-2011 16:49
Excellent compo wit this art.
an nguyen06-May-2011 16:14
The Ecstasy versus the calming of the people and the town .
Nicely seen .
Walter Otto Koenig06-May-2011 14:32
Wonderful to learn the local activists won. A well composed view of this narrow park. The statue is fascinating. "V"
Jim Coffman06-May-2011 14:26
I think that is great! Nice capture,David! V
Guest 06-May-2011 14:12
beautiful, excellent street image David,looks a wonderful and huge sculpture.
Carol Rollins06-May-2011 14:03
Power to the People!! Excellent street/park scene, David. ~
Patricia Kay06-May-2011 13:42
Wonderful image of this urban park David...So glad they fought and won the right to have the many places these days look like concrete jungles...BV
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