Saturday, January 7, 2012

Visual Echoes of Flint

The Pacific Atlas Woodworking Co. is across the street from my office in San Francisco. I frequently walk by it when I've invented a reason to stop writing and wander around the neighborhood. It always reminds me of Flint.


  1. Nothing in SanFran reminds me of Flint.
    Rudy, Beecher 1952
    Currently Palos Verdes, CA

  2. Even Frisco's decaying industrial sites are cooler looking than Flint's. How is that possible?


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