It is 7 a.m., 56° and headed to 70°. Details for today and the next ten days are here.

Wandering around public infrastructure with a camera first thing in the morning felt a little clandestine and I earned myself a couple of funny looks (being brown doesn’t help). However, like most folks in the city, I’ve got a love-hate relationship with Muni and it was a delight to see it in an alternative setting. By the time I had gotten there, a large fraction of the buses had already left. Still—at least from where I was looking, it seems that Muni buses have as much trouble getting going first thing in the morning as everyone else.

The block: 17th to Mariposa, Bryant to Hampshire.

If you want to participate in documenting your block—or any block—for the Mission Wakes Up, send us an email at We would love to see how you experience the neighborhood in the early morning. You can see all the essays here.

And you can learn more about participating here.