Images of Beautiful Places
San Francisco, California
Cable Car , making its way up Powell Steet (58K)
|The Transamerica Pyramid, one of the most impressive sights in San Francisco, from any view. The green-tarnished-copper building to the right of the Pyramid (in the 1st picture) is owned by Francis Ford Coppola. His friend, the late, great columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, Herb Caen, used to refer to it as "Coppola's Cupola."<33k, 31K>|
|Two views of the Golden Gate Bridge, from the east side about 3 P.M. This site is truely as impressive as they say it is. <65k, 34K>|
Typical houses in San Francisco. (60K)
|Stairs, leading up Kearny Street in Telegraph Hill (left) and view of city from top of stairs (right). <30k, 29K>|
|Two views from streets near the top of Telegraph Hill: looking east towards the bay (left), and looking west (right). <54k, 47K>|
Coit tower viewed coming up Telegraph Hill, corner of Kearny
and School St. (49K)
|View of city from top of Coit Tower: looking south towards the city (left), and looking west (right). <53k, 58K>|
Lombard Street , the crookedest street in the world. It is also
one of the steepest streets in San Fransico, with 22nd Street between Church and
Vicksburg, and Filbert between Hyde and Leavenworth being the steepest. Both of these
other streets have a 31.5% grade and are one-way; down only. The steepest street you can
actually drive up is Jones between Union and Filbert with a 29% grade. (Thanks to Frank
Langben for street trivia).
|Grace Episcopal Cathedral (left) and Huntington Park (right), in Nob Hill <44k, 57K>|
|Views from streets on Nob Hill summit <48k, 53K>|
Intersection of Columbus Avenue and Montgomery and Washington.
Columbus Ave. is one of the only streets in downtown that runs diagonally to the
north-south/east-west grid of streets. (43K)
St. Mary's Cathedral , which was very impressive inside and
out. The Cathedral was given the nickname, "McGucken's Maytag" referring to Archbishop Joseph McGucken under whose tenure the cathedral was erected in 1971
(note its uncanny resemblance to a washing machine agitator).
(historical note courtesy Paul Martin, San Francisco)
|Chinatown gate (left), and McDonalds just up the steet in the heart of Chinatown (right). <44k, 39K>|
Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Chinatown, set against
modern skyscrapers of the adjacent business district. (36K)
Golden Gate Park (83K)
Looking up towards the top of twin peaks from street on the
west side. I took the bus to here and walked the rest of the way to the viewpoint at the
top. The view from the top (see below) was a fitting end to a long day's tour thoughout
San Franciso. (34K)
|View from top of Twin Peaks, left-panoramic, right-enlarged of city center. <60k, 56K>|
All pictures were taken between 8 A.M and 6 P.M. on Thursday April 3, 1997 during my one-day, self planned, self-guided, self-paced tour of San Francisco. Boy, were my feet tired!
Trivia on the Coppola building, Lombard Street, and St. Mary's Cathedral supplied by Brian Zudeck, former SF resident.
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