I run urban hiking tours with my company Urban Hiker SF. On my Urban Jungles (Castro/Upper Market/Twin Peaks) hiking route, I pass by the intersection of Market and Glendale Streets numerous times a week. It is here where I have found Market Street Barbie. Up on a balcony with a great view of downtown, she presides over the neighborhood. Her clothing is sometimes glamorous, sometimes lewd (think yellow bikini stuffed with a large special something from Good Vibrations), but always amusing.
Here are some photos I’ve collected over the months. I’d love to see more if anyone else has some. Check out the last photo in this set - Barbie’s wearing some special threads for Pride Week!
Market Street Barbie wearing what looks like an outfit I owned in the 80s.
Market Street Barbie dressed up for Christmas
Market Street Barbie wearing a bathing suit and hoping the summer will come...someday.
Market Street Barbie wearing the largest bra I’ve ever seen.
Market Street Barbie keepin’ cool in a sundress.
Market Street Barbie - Pride Edition! Happy Pride, all!