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Old Posted Mar 25, 2015, 6:08 PM
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Great pictures! It looks like you covered a lot of neighborhoods. When I was there for a weekend 5 years ago, it was overload. There was so much to see and so many interesting neighborhoods.

I'm looking forward to your other West Coast pictures!
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2015, 7:05 PM
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San Francisco is definitely urban overload. The city looks compact on a map, but it's so jam-packed you can walk around for days and not see everything. Downtown is large, too, and has a real big city buzz. Lots of people on the streets.

I got a lot of exercise on those hills!
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San Francisco is definitely urban overload. The city looks compact on a map, but it's so jam-packed you can walk around for days and not see everything. Downtown is large, too, and has a real big city buzz. Lots of people on the streets.

I got a lot of exercise on those hills!
That's why I always roll my eyes when people say, "but SF is a small town". It's like...really? Outside of NYC and Chicago, there is no city in the US that feels as traditionally urban hustle-bustle to this extent.
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That city definitely needs no introduction although I will "re-introduce" myself to it in a couple weeks.
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Beautiful shots of a beautiful city. I like how you captured the Victorians and some of the gorgeous historic downtown architecture, and the blurred background of a moving cable car. Very nice, thanks for sharing!
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That city is a treasure.. and really great photos!!
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2015, 6:38 AM
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You have a good eye and sense of proportion. Usually tourists focus only on the tourist hotspots--it's refreshing to see a visitor focusing his camera on the residential districts that truly engender life in San Francisco.
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You have a good eye and sense of proportion. Usually tourists focus only on the tourist hotspots--it's refreshing to see a visitor focusing his camera on the residential districts that truly engender life in San Francisco.
That's what I came to see and I was not disappointed
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San Francisco is one of them places that attracts the eye, hats all there is to it.
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It´s true: San Francisco doesn´t need introduction as it´s one of the most pretty cities in the world.

I´ve liked all the pictures you show in this tour. The views from Alamo square are beatiful. We keep much wonderful memories about our visit to San Fran some years ago.

Thanks for sharing and greetings from Madrid, Spain.
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Wow, you have managed to distill the city down to the greatest architectural treasures and locales. This was a truly gorgeous set!

This photo is a visual treat

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Very nice set. Everyone would apparently agree that the subject is fine anyway.

Wondering whether they would ever dare to retire their stock of old streetcars to operate some modern and bigger. These ancient and quaint in particular seem like part of the city heritage to entertain tourists.

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I believe the rolling stock of New Orleans is much like these and fulfils that same tourist mission. It won't prevent the city from expanding their network, but would they give up on their ancient cars for some recent, longer and probably faster? Newer lines should operate some modern vehicles though.
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Very nice set. Everyone would apparently agree that the subject is fine anyway.

Wondering whether they would ever dare to retire their stock of old streetcars to operate some modern and bigger. These ancient and quaint in particular seem like part of the city heritage to entertain tourists.



I believe the rolling stock of New Orleans is much like these and fulfils that same tourist mission. It won't prevent the city from expanding their network, but would they give up on their ancient cars for some recent, longer and probably faster? Newer lines should operate some modern vehicles though.

I loved riding the cable cars and the vintage streetcars. The cable cars are a great tourist draw no doubt, but they are also very well suited to the steep hills. It looks like a lot of work to operate the cable cars, they each have two operators and some of them are characters who banter with the tourists.

The vintage streetcars also seem to work pretty well, they serve the busy F market line, which seems to be well used by tourists and locals. Much of the line has a dedicated median, and the other streets are very busy, so speed is not an issue. You can't really go fast anywhere in San Francisco, but you can still get places because it's compact.

We bought three-day unlimited transit passes, so we also rode electric trolleys and buses. And bikes, and ferry, and car and airplane. I've never used so many modes of transportation in once place.
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Ou la la...what a city.

Love this one: http://www.metroperspectives.com/p620173176/e400d52fa
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Great photos flar! I like the ones by Mrs. flar the best!
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