I woke up one Sunday morning, walked up the stairs of my basement apartment to the street and this is what I saw.
No they weren’t covering our sidewalk with cheap wood laminate, it was just laid out for cutting and installation into the basement apartment next door.
The plywood board was to prevent the ocean breeze from lifting the edge and making a giant kite floating downhill.
The Castro area of San Francisco.

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  • lezvee
    lezvee2 months ago

    I suppose finding enough space for such jobs is difficult in the city. Full marks to the workmen for using what space was available. You are an excellent “opportunist” photographer!!!

  • Many thanks Lesley! Generally this wouldn’t be a problem as it would have been precisely measured and cut in the installer’s warehouse. DIY’s next door, and most often things aren’t to code. I’m just glad I live uphill from that house when the next earthquake happens! LOL

    – Michael May

  • goddarb
    goddarb2 months ago

    Yes, I am sure the possibility of tar-paper kites is real in San Francisco! but it makes me wonder – those little pieces of tape seem very unlikely to hold everything together despite the weight of the board. (LOL – I really have no idea at all about roofing but I do know that the tar paper is the bottom layer under shingles or their equivalent!) Has it been properly situated yet?? They didn’t leave much room for your bike!

  • Haha, I didn’t talk to the workmen so I’m not sure if this black paper was in actuality just a protective sheet or had some use underneath the finished flooring. I know when we had our wooden floors done, there was a similar sheet put down first for temperature control (basement apartment), and this flooring was for the basement also. If that were the case, the seams would have to be taped to the extreme!
    By the way, I gave up riding my bike uphill a few years ago. LOL

    – Michael May

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosabout 1 month ago


  • Many thanks for accepting, greatly appreciated!

    – Michael May

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 1 month ago

  • Thanks for accepting Karen…my best to you and welcome back! :)

    – Michael May

  • Patrick Jobst
    Patrick Jobstabout 1 month ago

    Great play with light and shadow :)

  • Thanks Patrick! :)

    – Michael May

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