A rotating exhibit of the things I love most about living in San Francisco.

farmer’s market haul, civic center- has anyone ever seen a melon like this before? Plus a Six Arm Buddha and, the TRUTH mural

 

melon is a hybrid of cantaloupe and honeydew, found at civic center farmer's market

melon is a hybrid of cantaloupe and honeydew, found at civic center farmer's market

 

Nice haul at the farmer’s market in Civic Center plaza, including end of season stone fruit plums and nectarines, some grapes and a very unusual melon, a hybrid cantaloupe/honeydew. The farmer called it a “shaolin” but I’m really not sure how to spell that. I’ve not seen any before quite like it, more oblong with a beautifully colorful skin of bright orange that fades to green. The flesh is gradient too, from light green to orange, and very sweet. Do any of you know the proper name and spelling??? I’d love to know!

After you get your veggies, check out the public art just steps away. You will be standing in United Nations Plaza ( . . .you did know this is the spot the United Nations was born, right?) and if you lift your eyes upward, you’ll see the TRUTH (2002) mural above Market Street, by RIGO23.  Next, walk toward City Hall and you’ll see the Three Head Six Arm Buddha, just beckoning you to come over! Despite the fear some Christian groups have expressed that this could be a harbinger for doomsday, right on our very doorstep, (it’s the birthplace of the U.N. . . hello!) I think the sculpture is lovely and super-cute! Check out my review of this provocative sculpture here.

 

civic center farmer's market haul: plums, nectarines, grapes and shaolin melon

civic center farmer's market haul: plums, nectarines, grapes and shaolin melon

 

 

Civic Center Farmer's Market, SF

Public Art: TRUTH, over United Nations Plaza at Civic Center Farmer's Market, SF

 

 

Six Arm Three Head Buddha at Civic Center/City Hall, Downtown, SF

Three Head Six Arm Buddha at Civic Center/City Hall, Downtown, SF

 

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