living a life

Instructions for living a life.

Pay attention.

Be astonished.

Tell about it.

-Mary Oliver-

A few friends and I are setting out on a new project this year. We decided to use the above quote as a sort of guide for our posts. The message in this quote is so simple, and quite clear. So we will gather together once a month and tell about our lives with pictures. I hope you'll join us on this journey.

My husband's annual company meeting was in San Francisco this past weekend, so naturally I decided I just had to go with him. I had been to San Francisco back in my early twenties with a college friend. We did all the really touristy things back then, and this time I just wanted to walk around and experience the city and just look at all there is to see down there. Maybe I've been away from Seattle for too long, but man, SF is just so huge. I had forgotten what it was like to be in a big, metropolitan city. It was great! The people, the noise, the sirens, the constant honking of horns (when there was clearly no place for the car in front to go) - just so much to take in. Portland is pretty tame compared to SF. It was so refreshing! The most interesting part of the walking we did - China Town. In fact that's the only place I took photos. (I only lugged around my heavy D700 + 35mm for one day - what a beast!)

So here you go - Living a Life: China Town, San Francisco.


Please take a few minutes to see how my lovely friends are "living a life."