The Portola district of San Francisco was settled by Jewish and Italian immigrants after the 1906 earthquake, many of whom started nurseries to supply flowers to The City, which at that time was a day's journey away. The last remaining nursery is a couple of blocks from our house. Rose Factory1.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr It's been abandoned for some years now, though roses continue to grow in what's left of the dilapidated greenhouses. Rose Factory2.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr Rose Factory3.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr I pass by it every morning while walking the dogs over to McLaren Park. Rose Factory4.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr Rose Factory5.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr Rose Factory6.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr There's something about the place that seems to attract my camera.