Genius Loci: Ross Alley, SF
By Marcia Stuermer
This genius loci is Ross Alley located in Chinatown in San Francisco. The alley has always to me possessed a strange presence, seeming like some type of movie set with various layers of hidden meaning, history and everyday life.
Although now somewhat 'famous' with the tourist set, because of the proliferation of travel guide books, it still holds a charming mystique.
Curator's Note: As part of extending the "Looking for Loci" exhibit, we've photographed the boxes and are posting them online. This Loci is iconic for San Francisco, and Marcia did it justice.