Tour and Photograph Vibrant Neighborhoods with a Storyteller

San Francisco

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The Deal

  • $45 for one admission to a street photography and walking tour with Garry Bowden
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Tours start at Samovar Tea Lounge, with groups assembling at the tables in front of the teahouse.

Each event is capped at 8 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 4 purchasers in order to take place.


What You'll Do

From the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz, San Francisco boasts many iconic locations, but street photographer Garry Bowden will tell you that the best representation of the city comes from the people who call it home. His walking tour leads you through some of San Francisco's vibrant neighborhoods, as well as Alamo Square park, to give a unique perspective on its culture.

  • Chinese Tea Ceremony
    Tours begin with a Chinese-style tea ceremony at Samovar Tea Lounge.

  • Neighborhood Walking Tour
    Garry introduces you to locals, points out artwork, and takes you to photogenic locals in the Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury, and Nopa neighborhoods.

  • Ongoing Photography Lesson
    Throughout the afternoon, Garry answers your photography-related questions and explains tricks for taking the best possible street photos.


Your Host

Garry Bowden Garry Bowden
Storyteller

Camera in hand, Garry Bowden walks the streets of San Francisco in search of stories—specifically those of the city's many colorful residents. He records those interactions via photo, video, and the written word, sharing the results through his ongoing project Souls of San Francisco. Garry's portraits have been collected in multiple books, and lauded by press outlets including the Huffington Post.



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In a Nutshell

Garry Bowden kicks things off with a Chinese tea ceremony, then shares photography tips as he guides you through several neighborhoods

The Fine Print

Expires May 11th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required prior to attending event. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. Guests should wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring layers for inclement weather. Guests should also bring their camera. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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All Locations

  • San Francisco

    297 Page Street

    San Francisco, California 94102

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