Where it’s still the Civil War
I love the Warming Hut (above) in its spare, 1800s looks. I watched a film made by KQED of the Barbary Coast Trail last night, and appreciated the pre-1906 construction. Not sure when the Warming Hut went up, but I’m sure it’s around when Fort Point, and/or the other military buildings in the Presidio. Did I mention that I love this part of San Francisco and go out there as much as I can? I’m contributing to sf.metblogs.com now, and in contrast to their photos, mine are dark, moody and romantic. Like me! haha. But really, this little section of SF brings out the apocalyptic mood swings in one. I get an inspiration, I guess, and a kind of calmness from impressive natural beauty (the ocean, the sunsets) and large engineering works (insanely good view of the GGBridge).
It was recently noted that while I talk about this place all the time some readers have no idea what I’m talking about! Basically Warming Hut is the building right before Fort Point, the old Civil War fortress under the Golden Gate Bridge. On Route 101 heading to the Golden Gate, take the last exit before the bridge, and go down to the Bay. Or, go along Beach Street against the water and then do not go onto the Bridge but continue alongside a row of white buildings on your left, going alongside the Easternmost part of the Presidio. Recently rehabilitated to native plants, Chrissy Field has restored a bunch of buildings, and this one cafe that serves really yummy treats: scones, soy lattes, and very good grilled sandwiches.