Lee Heidhues 1.1.2023 (Updated 1.2.2023)
The road from 48th Avenue in the northwest corner of San Francisco winding down the hill past the Cliff House is still closed as The City ponders the danger resulting from the New Year’s Eve landslide.
It was an incredible never to be witnessed, again, moment at the San Francisco coastline by the historic Cliff House.
It made me think of the final piece in Modest Mussorgsky’s 1874 Pictures at an Exhibition – The Great Gate of Kiev. After all the northwest corner of San Francisco is the Gateway to the Pacific Ocean. The orchestral piece is attached below.
On this morning, because of a landslide across from the Cliff House during New Year’s Eve Atmospheric River, vehicular traffic was banned.
For a brief shining moment on this sunny January 1, 2023 the roadway leading to the car free Great Walkway was devoid of cars.
It was all pedestrians, cyclists and runners as the following photo montage will forever memorialize.