Kathleen Messmer

San Francisco

Spotter since 2019

My spots (38)

Cantata Coffee – Coffee Break Heaven

The coffee drinks all have cool names like Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, John Lennon, and James Joyce. Are you sensing a theme here?

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea

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Kathleen

Messmer

The Crepevine – Best Spot Ever

The Crepevine is a family-owned crêpery in the Inner Sunset that is just what the doctor ordered. Grab a great breakfast at a reasonable price & hang out.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Kathleen

Messmer

The Carousel – A Childhood Fantasy Come True

Custom-built in Italy, it features more than 30 colorful animals and is the only bay area carousel with artistic renderings of all the SF landmarks!

relaxing
Relaxing
shopping
Shopping

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Kathleen

Messmer

Adventure Cat – Sailing the SF Bay

You'll sail completely around Alcatraz and then out to sea, pass other boats, and experience the fog rolling into the Bay—a very cool experience.

relaxing
Relaxing

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Kathleen

Messmer

Mt. Davidson – A Great Hike on a Foggy Day

It's an easy hike with trees, ferns, and other bits of nature surrounding the trail. If you stop and listen, you will hear… nothing.

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Kathleen

Messmer

Queen Anne Hotel – A haunted beauty

The "Queen Anne Hotel" in San Francisco exhibits the timeless romance and grand style that the Gold Rush brought to the city in the 1800s...

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Kathleen

Messmer

Cornell Hotel de France – Beautiful hotel

"Cornell Hotel de France" in San Francisco is Jean D'Arc-themed and the building's over 100 years old. It's like a taste of France in the city...

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Kathleen

Messmer

San Francisco Brewing Co. – Nice place to relax

Good beer, starters, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and desserts. Where do I start? "San Francisco Brewing Co." on Fisherman's Wharf has it all...

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Kathleen

Messmer

About me

About me
Born on an American Army base in Germany, I came to the states when I was six months old and my parents were stationed back home at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington, where I spent my entire childhood. Little did I know that the military lifestyle was going to become what inspired me to become an artist.

I have been a photographer for most of my life. Whether I knew it or not is another story. I picked up my first camera at the age of eight and became - much to the chagrin of my strict parents - the family voyeur. Often my dad would tell me that what I was doing was not proper behavior for a lady. I'd look around and say, "who are you talking to?" I guess you could say I was a bit of a rebel.

I shot everything and anything. If they weren’t careful, my family could be caught on camera doing something they didn’t want captured! Since then, however, I’ve reined myself in and become a bit of an artist and it’s been like magic.

More often than not, my work takes me in a direction I didn’t know I was going and inspires me to continue to create. It’s always a constant and delightful surprise…one that takes me completely outside of the strict military lifestyle I grew up with. But mostly, I believe that if you follow your passion you'll never go wrong.

Why San Francisco
San Francisco was a whole new world to me when I first arrived. Like most people who live here, I am not a native. In spite of that, there is a never-ending stream of things to do, things to see, experiences to have... and all at my backdoor. Who wouldn't love that?

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