Quick City Overview: San Francisco
San Francisco is the exact opposite of the city of Los Angeles. It’s a small and compact city, having its chaotic Downtown less than 10 blocks away from low and relaxed residential neighborhoods. On the shores of the San Francisco Bay there’s several docks and piers, from which depart the ferry lines who connect the city with the towns of the bay. Just like Los Angeles, it has a very colourful old architecture, on a weird and exquisite resemblance to the brick buildings of the cities of the East Coast. The history of San Francisco started with the foundations by the Spanish Empire on the lands of California, in this case 1776. The city went through some drastical changes, like when it was annexed to the new Unites States of America or when it served as a urban center for the gold extraction, and also through some total changes, like when it was completely destroyed by the earthquake and the big fire of 1906. After that, San Francisco reborn from the ashes and became one of the key ports for the troops going to the Second World War. At the second half of the century, it also became a key for the US, this time for the new movements who fought for the sexual freedom. The last part of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21th was the last big change for San Francisco, with the establishment of the high-tech corporations. This new wave of entrepeneurs became huge in the last decades, resulting in what can be seen as a Manhattan of the West Coast, with a new population who can pay high real estate prices and the old population moving to Oakland, the other big city of the San Francisco Bay.