city: san francisco

hunter s. thompson’s apartment

from hunter s. thompson posted in literature by pete_nice

The founder of Gonzo journalism lived at this San Francisco apartment during the days of Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.

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musée mécanique (former)

from neutral milk hotel posted in music by ratsnamgod

The inspiration for the once untitled 10th track on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.

The band would visit this collection of arcade oddities when touring the Bay Area. On one visit, Jeff Mangum encountered a young girl who resembled the object of his obsession, Anne Frank.

The museum has moved from its Cliff House location that NMH visited to its current location in the Fisherman’s Wharf district.

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empire hotel

from vertigo posted in movies by ratsnamgod

Judy Barton's hotel in the film.

Location now operates under the name Hotel Vertigo and plays the film on a continuous loop.

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vesuvio cafe

from jack kerouac, allen ginsberg, the beats posted in literature by pete_nice

Founded in 1948 by Henri Lenoir, the Vesuvio Cafe became a popular hangout for Beat writers like Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassidy.

From the Vesuvio website:

"On October 17, 1955, Neal Cassady, the real life Dean Moriarty of the quintessential Beat classic On the Road, stopped at Vesuvio on the way to the now legendary Six Gallery for a poetry reading, and the place has never been the same. It became a regular hangout of Jack Kerouac and other famous Beat poets and has become ground zero for pilgrims on the Beat trail ever since."

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jack kerouac alley

from jack kerouac, the beats posted in literature by pete_nice

Located between the City Lights Bookstore and the Vesuvio Café in San Francisco, Alder Alley became Jack Kerouac Alley thanks to the efforts of poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 1998.

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