Jessica A. Lum, C.K. McClatchy High School - 12 grade
One of San Francisco’s main arteries, California Street, runs through the heart of the Grant Avenue Chinatown. At this intersection,
it can be said, East meets West in a somehow harmonious chaos. Even at night, the famous old San Francisco trolley makes its way up
and down the foggy slopes of California Street, running parallel to the crowded, fluorescent lantern-lit sidewalks of Grant. At the
northwest corner, St. Mary’s Cathedral towers silently above dozens of tiny Oriental gift shops, restaurants, and glowing neon signs.
© 2005 Jessica A. Lum, Displayed with permission.