Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mobile Homeless

Car culture has many forms in San Francisco. The so-called "mobile homeless" have had a prominent spot on city streets for years. I spotted all these vehicle/domiciles during a short walk in the Outer Mission area. The duct-taped Mercury (above and below) is usually parked in the same spot, which is good because there's only a small section of the front windshield that isn't taped over for privacy. Not exactly street legal, but local law enforcement is highly selective in how they enforce the rules and regulations of the road. The campers and vans roam around the neighborhood, avoiding parking violations and noisy neighbors.


  1. Every time I see duct tape on a car I think of what Jim White says... "Alabama chrome".

  2. michael westermanMay 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    that car is pure sf... ive seen the guy in there only once

  3. I've seen him in there a few times. I feel like I get some sort of ticket once a week in SF, but cars like this seem to get a free pass. Oh well.


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