One of the coolest places in San Francisco, and one that few tourists ever see, is Clarion Alley. This little thoroughfare runs between Valencia and Mission Streets, and features an ever-changing display of amazing street art. This is some of what was on display today.

One of the coolest places in San Francisco, and one that few tourists ever see, is Clarion Alley. This little thoroughfare runs between Valencia and Mission Streets, and features an ever-changing display of amazing street art. This is some of what was on display today.

Kate Winslet in ‘The Reader.’

Kate Winslet in ‘The Reader.’

Kate Winslet and David Kross in ‘The Reader,’ 2008.

An aerial photo of San Francisco just five weeks after the great earthquake and fire of 1906. The Ferry Building is in the foreground.

An aerial photo of San Francisco just five weeks after the great earthquake and fire of 1906. The Ferry Building is in the foreground.

1899.

1899.