Spotted SF / Mission / Paxton Gate


A delightfully bizarre space filled with skeletons, fossils, taxidermy, carnivorous plants, terrariums, insects, minerals, and other random curiosities. It’s so creepy and cool at the same time. You can easily spend hours inspecting and fondling every item in there. My favorite has always been the unicorn. And alas, the shop allowed me to take his picture! He even smiled for it, too.

Paxton Gate
824 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
tel: 415 824 1872

* All images by me, Leslie.