More Park(ing) Photos From San Fran

It’s not everyday that people are out on the street doing art installations dedicated to parking and land use policy, so here are some more scenes from Park(ing) Day San Francisco, snapped by Clarence Eckerson:

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  • Very nice! I tool a few pics as well. Good job to everyone involved.

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