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This is one of my favorite pieces of decorative iron grillwork in San Francisco – a city full of decorative grills. Most of them are simply security grates in front of doorways or windows, but even those usually take the form of something elaborate, even baroque. This one, on a neighborhood bar in the Mission District, is stark in its simplicity (though the bright red wooden frame does rather spoil the effect).

Despite the frame and what looks like fake-wood paneling, this is not a view from inside the bar, but from the outside, on the street.