Scenes From Carnaval 2012

Carnaval weekend is underway on Harrison Street from 16th to 23rd streets. There’s live music, face painting and giant slides.

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  1. M.

    You can take a girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl. I heart SF, and this area taught me my life lessons. I’ll always be grateful for that..Thanks for the great pics. I’m there in spirit.

  2. Christophe

    It would have been super-nice of the Carnival organizers to mention that their little party has effectively kettled the Mission, with no vehicular access anywhere in a square including Harrison, 24th, Mission and 16th. I like fun as much as the next person, but I also have to work today, and discovering that I could not get to my office despite what the maps showed was not exactly a pleasant experience.

    I’m really not happy being the prison of someone else’s fun.

    • LovesTheMission

      Not having 100% automobile access isn’t exactly “prison”. Vehicular access dominates streets in The Mission 99% of the time, but you complain that it isn’t 100%. BART kept running, MUNI too. Bicycles worked fine.

  3. suki

    I’m over Carnival…think it’s too damn big and tired of people blocking my garage.

  4. Lisa

    Too bad. The parade is very cool, but honestly the street fair is total garbage. Junky art booths you can find at any ‘street fair’ in a ten county radius, nasty Chicken Teriyaki, and giant Verizon booths. I live on Harrison and I hate it. Last year, I was 39 weeks pregnant and trying to get home with two giant bags of groceries and the goons at the entry into the festival wouldn’t let me through without doing a wand check until I told him I would get the cops if he didn’t back off. This year, I had to flee my home for two days so that my daughter could actually nap. If it were actually a celebration rather than a nasty celebration of crass capitalism I would be ok with it, but it really is just crap.

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