A STORY OF 34 MILES photography and text by lucia amieva-wang
A man, lost in thought, awaits the five minute warning arrival of the Northbound Caltrain from the Palo Alto Transit station.
San Francisco welcomes commuters with its predictable morning fog and overcast of bright clouds.
Andrew Allison, 23, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., sits outside a smoke shop in the Haight District in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016. Allison, and his group of two friends, are traveling at, “the speed of life”, making their way to their next destination, Oregon.
Cassi Stressman, Andrew Allison, and Daniel Pan Galer of San Luis Obispo, Calif., pose for a picture with their two dogs. The trio are making their way to Oregon, carrying all of their possessions, stopping wherever feels right.
Palo Alto's infamous reputation for its growing contemporary culture can be seen everywhere, from the streets to new coming businesses of University Avenue.
Twenty-three year old Zachary Estrada of Fremont, Calif., shows off his charismatic personality in front of the Walgreens of Palo Alto's University Avenue, in what he calls the "center of town". As people walk by, Estrada makes sure to greet everyone despite those who "just don't know how to respond to someone in my situation". At the end of the day, Estrada enjoys what he does, "If I didn't, I wouldn't be here".