Every once in awhile, there comes a beautiful work of art that gives rightful tribute to the place we call home.
Whether it comes in the form of song, literature, or art, these tributes depict more than the Golden Gate Bridge or the Transamerica Pyramid — they depict San Francisco's character, energy, and diversity.
And Wendy MacNaughton's new work, Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in Its Own Words, is a great addition to this list. Available as of today, this illustrated work of our City from Chronicle Books, depicts various aspects of life in S.F. — the Civic Center Farmers market, the swimmers of the Dolphin Club, the staff of the San Francisco Library's main branch, and Muni drivers.
But instead of simply sketching these places and persons, she uses their own words to fuel the text. Our personal favorites include the Muni driver who gets paid about $30 an hour: “A dollar to drive and $29 to deal with people,” and the security guard at the main library who has seen it all.