Sunday Mail - Travel/Escape - - GOLDEN GATEWAY -

San Fran­cisco’s orig­i­nal neigh­bour­hood was built around an 18th-century Span­ish mis­sion where noth­ing seemed to grow un­til the Gold Rush brought boat­loads of ad­ven­tur­ers and wild spec­u­la­tion took root. The Mis­sion re­mains fer­tile ground for vivid imag­i­na­tions and tall tales told over strong drink hence mu­ral-lined streets, a pirate sup­ply store

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