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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 12:16 AM
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San Francisco Spring Views - Bc It's Been A While

Recent photos of my neighborhood in SF and other areas of the city, as well. Almost all photos are from Sunday evening stroll on June 1 (including views from two different apt roofs). I have quite a vast collection of photos of the city that haven’t been posted, but decided to get some on here as my computer recently crashed and what better place to store photos than online!


My neighborhood, where Russian Hill meets Nob Hill meets Pacific Heights meets Polk Gulch.


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View up to Nob Hill

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View up to Russian Hill

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My neighborhood’s main commercial drag looking north

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Looking over to the beginning of Pacific Heights

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Nob Hill from the west

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Russian Hill from the west

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Typical year-round street scene of café combined with neighborhood grocery and outdoor seating. This place sells half pints of ice cream for $10.89, though its sandwiches are a much better deal!

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One of several neighborhood grocers along Polk St

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Fancy Russian Hill Penthouse presumably owned by a local wealthy NIMBY who would never want to see another tower built in the area

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Typical Nob Hill/Russian Hill residential street

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Side street in Polk Gulch

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Typical Polk Gulch

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Typical “Tendernob” (i.e. Nob Hill and Tenderloin meet)

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Polk Gulch/Tendernob looking up to Cathedral Hill to the west

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Looking down Geary St I believe

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The always fun Phoenix Hotel in the middle of the ‘Loin/Civic Center area. This will always be here. Sight of pool parties, celebrity sightings, and awkward motel design plopped right into the middle of the city.

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The doorman.

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Civic Center area with bulk of city’s City Beautiful/Institutional Beaux Arts architecture amongst all the government/civic buildings.

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Community garden

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Looking west to NoPa

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Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

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Typical Civic Center building…civic in nature of course

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Twitter Alley – in between 2 buildings that serve as Twitter’s HQ, shops/uses coming soon

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SoMa side street

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A scene from the SoMa neighborhood of SF

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Quiet Sunday evening on New Montgomery St near the city’s Financial District

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Quiet Sunday evening on Second St near the city’s Financial District

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A loft building in South Beach neighborhood.

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This neighborhood is usually bustling, especially on Giants game days and weekdays, however, area residents enjoy peace and quiet on a Sunday evening.

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Mission Bay construction across the China Basin…a whole new city built from scratch!

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Transferring to the southeastern section of the city – the Mission/Dolores Heights/Noe and Eureka Valley…that’s the newer construction of the Mission Dolores, with the original next to it.

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SF General with new addition

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Looking up to Upper Market St

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Looking up to Cathedral Hill, with the cathedral shrouded in fog, of course.

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Wisps of fog float between SF’s two tallest buildings.

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Looking down to Rincon Hill and some construction

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Karl!

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EARLY MAY STROLL

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New construction next to old. Minimalist design by Stanley Saitowitz

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Hotel Vertigo…

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A bit of Georgian architecture on the west coast, of course with some Queen Anne influence.

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Typical scene from central core of the city


LATE APRIL STROLL

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New construction in my neighborhood. SF can be modern and classy, too!

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Pac Heights density

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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 1:31 AM
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Fantastic!

Lucky you to live there. I applied for a job in the Bay Area a couple months ago, but didn't get it.
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great pics, thanks!
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 2:32 AM
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My favorite kind of thread, thanks for sharing! Such a great city. Nice ad for Budweiser too, they'd probably be happy to use those shots
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 2:43 AM
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Excellent photo tour of our city!
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Excellent photo thread of an excellent city!
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Wow... that was a beautiful tour of a beautiful city, thanks for sharing! What kind of camera are you using? The clarity and color are fantastic. My wife stayed at the Hotel Vertigo not too long ago and enjoyed it.
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Very nice set. You captured the density very well. I love pic #65. The fog in the distance.
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San Francisco is a place of sheer, take-your-breath-away beauty and is the most urbane place in the country to boot.
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That's a BIG city. If it had super narrow streets it would feel like Istanbul.
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What kind of camera are you using? The clarity and color are fantastic.
Thanks, Canon Powershot SX 30 IS, decent little SLR, but nothing as fancy as some of the better photographers on this site use
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loving the architecture of the building at the center of #38. great photos; can't believe i haven't made it out west yet. has to happen soon.
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one of the best SF threads I've seen and yes, you are a lucky guy. Still hard to grasp that Nob Hill and Tenderloin are next to each other. I've stayed at the Huntington Hotel before and it would be hard to imagine staying in another area of the city . Incredible pictures of an amazingly beautiful city. I just came back after what seems like my 20th visit and in a few more years I wont have to leave , i'll be living north of the city and will be able to hop on the ferry and go when ever I want. The most beautiful city in America hands down
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I'm going there in august and I CANNOT wait, I'm so excited!

Any tips for a guy visiting SF for the first time?
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I'm going there in august and I CANNOT wait, I'm so excited!

Any tips for a guy visiting SF for the first time?
i think the first time you go to a place you have to see the main touristy things and you can find those out anywhere. Here are a few that may not be as well known

1) must go to Marin Headlands in the mountains behind the Golden Gate Bridge, there are two viewing areas, one higher than the other. Go when there is no fog so not in the summer This is the first thing i tell people to do when they ask me. You simply HAVE to go. The view will blow you away

2) walk the Embarcadero from AT& T park all the way to where VanNess Ave ends

3) Buena Vista Cafe for Irish Coffee, its at the Cable Car turnaround near Fisherman's Wharf

4) Alamo Square

5) Climb the hill at Bernal Heights

6) walk across the Golden Gate Bridge

7) i know its well known but has to be mentioned. Go take the audio tour of Alcatraz, its incredible

8) Ferry Building, be hungry

9) take the ferry behind the Ferry Building to Sausalito ( i like the Larkspur one too)

10) Drinks at Top of the Mark (Mark Hopkins Hotel on Nob Hill)
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Simply amazing. Thanks for the comprehensive tour.
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Nice pics!
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I recently gathered interest in San Francisco. I'm considering living there if I ever move west. It has beautiful architecture blended with beautiful topography.
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Nice shots!

We are neighbors, or nearly so. i'm on pacific a few blocks west of you, pictured very obliquely in one of the first shots. (assuming you live in the building across from cheese plus.... or at least have access to its roof
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