craigslist.org pilgrimage

EVERYBODY knows craigslist.org!!!!! Maybe not everyone. Craigslist.org provides a great ‘classifieds’ website for the online community. In 2006, on my first visit to San Francisco I took one of the city tours. Among the many surprises was the: ‘look to the right, ladies and gentlemen, there is the location of craigslist’ statement of the tourbus driver. My thought: Really? It was a nondescript building. Craigslist is there??

View of craigslist.org from across the street

View of craigslist.org from across the street

My December 2008 trip to San Francisco provided an opportunity to revisit craigslist.org’s location. Actually, it was a pilgrimage.

Buzzer to get their attention

Buzzer to get their attention

I am not familiar with riding the subway/metro. [No public transport to speak of where I live. I am getting better as I travel to cities with great public transport.] I figured out how to get from Union Square to Sunset Beach (had help). This was a BIG adventure. Field Trip.

Li, craigslist.org staffer

Li, craigslist.org staffer

Li, a craigslist.org staffer, came down to see who had rung the doorbell. I told her I was a tourist from Virginia on a craigslist pilgrimage. She thought that was funny. Li was very gracious to answer my questions. We chatted for about 6 or 7 minutes. She did not want me to take her picture; did it anyway. I thanked her and Craig for her time.

View of craigslist.org from across the street

View of craigslist.org from across the street

View of craigslist.org  1381 is the actual address number

View of craigslist.org 1381 is the actual address number

Side window, at old entrance, with collection

Side window, at old entrance, with collection

Side window with collection - right side

Side window with collection - right side

View of old entrance, with bars

View of old entrance, with bars

Another view - camera angled thru the current entrance gate

Another view - camera angled thru the current entrance gate

The fabulous business that is craigslist.org is run from this unassuming building in that ‘not fabulous’ Sunset Beach neighborhood. Who needs a fancy address????   Not them.

View from the MUNI stop, 9th & Judah, craigslist.org neighborhood

View from the MUNI stop, 9th & Judah, craigslist.org neighborhood

Street scene, craigslist.org immediate neighborhood

Street scene, craigslist.org immediate neighborhood

Directly across the street from craigslist.org

Directly across the street from craigslist.org

Street scene looking North(?)

Street scene looking North(?)

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