For this months 10-on-10 Photography Collective I’m sharing the highlights from a San Francisco street party I covered in Bernal Heights. I decided to edit these in black and white to give them that old school snapshot feel. Please check out Erica Kennedy’s 10-on-10 this month featuring things she’s grateful for. We all need that – thanks, Erica.
The Summer of Love was the theme for this year’s annual Fiesta on the Hill. The neighborhood fair raised close to $50,000 for the Bernal Heights’ Neighborhood Center (BNHC).
Bernal local Michael Minson said, “It’s a highlight of living the neighborhood. Tthe BNHC makes this event into a great gathering that reflects our community.” A street fair that reflected the eclectic community that makes Beral unique. It had about fifty booths with neighbors dancing in the streets.
Here are a few highlights that show the creativity and diversity in Bernal Heights.
The Camera Obscura:
Right outside Pinhole Coffee, was a replica of a 16th century Camera Obscura. In the 16th century, these were portable buildings that functioned as aids for draftsman and painters. They become the prototype for the modern-day camera.
The design of this one had people to enter in one of two front doors. Inside, you would go behind a blackout curtain to a small screen (table) sitting beneath a hole in the ceiling.
The hole in the ceiling held a rotating angled mirror. Light passed through the hole and projected an image from outside on a screen (this one was a table) that is parallel to the hole. There was a handle that you turned to get the mirror in the ceiling to move around and reflect different parts of the outside on the screen.
Line drawing, street peddling, muralist Amos Goldbaum
Artist and Bernal Heights neighbor Amos Goldbaum was selling his apparel. His “Bernal over Cortland” mural on the wall outside of Pinhole coffee. Among other places in the San Francisco, he’s recently decorated the new Wise Sons Bagel in Hayes Valley.
The Tea Cup Ride
What’s more fun for kids than the teacup ride right after they’ve eaten lunch and loads of sugar? The teacups were spinning kids right round all afternoon.
A Wrecking Ball Ride
Neighbors were dancing in the streets to some hot salsa tunes by the Aldelante Salsa Band and Fito Reinoso and his Cuban songs. Along with the SF Jazz High School All-Stars Quintet and the SF Community Center Music Senior Choir.
If you missed this one, the Fiesta on the Hill is an annual event in Bernal. so you can head to the BNHC website to make sure you have the next one on your calendar!
If you want to take a look at a past 10-on10 here’s Australia & an iPhone 7+.
Thanks for reading — next month I may try a gratitude post!
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