The reclining swing at Dolores Park

Our pal Lindsey tells us all about it:

The reclining swing at Dolores Park is one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever been on. You strap yourself into it, then with even the slightest push find yourself nearly inverted, hoping centrifugal force overrides gravity for just another few seconds. [link]

But is it more terrifying than the Tulip, or more gravitationally weird than that weird slide?

Mario and Luigi must live here

Right? Anyone catch them hanging out across the street in Dolores Park?

Dolores Park Battleship

Ryan P. writes:

Never be lost in Dolores Park again! “Hey, where are you?” “D4, you?” “B3, you sunk my battleship!”

Your second chance to live in a church across from Dolores Park

Boy, you sure blew it by not ponying up $7 million to buy that crazy church-turned-house across from the park last year. Now it’s gone to a boring society-benefiting cause like education.

Don’t worry, your second chance may be on the way. Reclaimed-church mogul Siamak Akhavan (who also converted 601 Dolores), hopes to give a 4-unit residential makeover to the Second Church of Christ, Scientist on 20th and Dolores. Yes, the dome would be converted to a unit and good luck finding dome-friendly picture frames.

Fun fact: Christian Science has absolutely nothing to do with actual science.

More over at Curbed SF.

[photo via wallyg]

Another Dolores Park, maybe

Between the lions

Perhaps this is the entrance to some super-secret Mission book club!

La Rondalla may be hitting on you

In continuing efforts to remind you that they’re still not open (but possibly working on it), La Rondalla has taken to giving out either compliments or tips, depending on who you are:

Um, guilty as charged?

More baffling signage at La Rondalla

Well, as far as we can tell, La Rondalla isn’t any closer to reopening since the last time we checked. It’s clear they missed their projected “by June at the latest” launch date.

However, they are continuing their long tradition of putting up mysterious signs with vague references to current events in order to demonstrate that they are still alive:

But wait, are these really elaborate clues about the fate of the restaurant? Let’s analyze:

“Summer time blues”: Well it is summer, but why the blues? Are the blues about acquiring the necessary permits to tack up dangerous amounts of tinsel throughout the interior as they did in the past?

“No kid hungry”: Is this alluding to some kind of after-school meal program that they plan to offer?

Dolores Park’s hidden patch of wildflowers

It’s gonna be nice out today; might wanna blow off work and roll around in these beauties all afternoon.

[via cerrarto]

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