Bay artists look down -- on history!


Your kicky little shoes walk (or perhaps prance) over it every day. No, not fossilized dog poop -- but myriad and fascinating street-level relics of San Francisco history. A huge amount of our provenance can be gleaned by a closer look at manhole covers, pavement stamps, and other utility markings of ages past and current. It's actually pretty dang cool what's down there.

Designer Christopher Reynolds of Reynolds-Sebastiani Design put together a kick-ass photo feature for us earlier this year of some of those markers. Now he'll be leading a virtual tour tonight, Wed/14, of the city's past as part of walk SF's "Underfoot: Bay Area Artists Look Down," an awesome-looking minifestival of street history for buffs and casual glancers alike. Did someone say "sewer ride"? Oh yes, someone did! Full schedule after the jump.

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