san francisco (and 6 years)
June 20, 2011
Our first night we strolled through Chinatown and then caught a late showing of Midnight in Paris. It was weird sitting in the theater and seeing the Parisian landmarks on screen when just a year ago we were there ourselves. (But it made me even more excited for my forthcoming French adventures!)
Seeing the movie was even more coincidental because the next day we went to the SFMOMA and saw the Steins' collection (lots of Picasso and Matisse) after "seeing" Gertrude and Picasso in the movie.
It was strange being a tourist in my own city (whenever I need to go to San Francisco, I usually just drive over and drive back). Being there as a "tourist" didn't have the same sense of urgency I normally feel when I travel. Instead, we were passive and lazy: laying out in the park and wandering and eating at our leisure. I think I'm going to revert to this approach for future reference.