Saturday, August 30, 2014

From downtown San Francisco to the Cliff House: 30 August 2014

I took BART from Berkeley to San Francisco and walked from the Montgomery Street BART station to the Cliff House.


The route as tracked by a GPS receiver. The approximate distance was 7.47 miles. Click the image to see the full-size map.
The Mark Hopkins Hotel, as seen from the rear of the structure. Click the picture to see the full-size photograph.
On Pine Street, looking south. Click the picture to see the full-size photo.
The northeast corner of Pine Street and Polk Street, in the Polk Gulch neighborhoodClick the image to see the full-size photograph.
This multi-unit apartment building on Pine Street calls out to be painted. Click the picture to see the full-size photo.
An apartment building at the northwest corner of Pine Street at Laguna Street. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.
Two lovely well maintained nineteenth-century homes. Click the picture to see the full-size photo.
This house is a little tired, but it has good bones. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.
The Presidio Division Muni bus depot occupies a city block. It is located between Euclid Avenue, Presidio Avenue, Geary Boulevard and Masonic Avenue. Click the image to see the full-size photo.

Waiting to be seated for breakfast at Eats on Clement Street, located in the Inner Richmond District. Click the picture to see the full-size photograph.
Clement Street shopping district. Click the image to see the full-size photo.
Clement Street shopping district. Click the image to see the full-size photo.
 Vegetables for sale on Clement Street. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.
Clement Street in the Richmond District. Click the image to see the full-size photo.
On Clement Street. Click the image to see the full-size photograph.



“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”-Dorothea Lange

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

A walk through several scenic San Francisco neighborhoods: 2 August 2014

Forty-three people gathered in the West Portal District of San Francisco for this walk. It was a typically cold and foggy summer day in San Francisco. It was an educational ramble through the streets, stairways, and paths of San Francisco.


We walked approximately 7.35 miles and had a cumulative elevation gain of about 1,045 feet. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
The hiking group. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

The West Portal Muni Metro StationClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
The group met at Starbucks Coffee located at the intersection of West Portal Avenue and Vicente Avenue. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
Barbagelata Real Estate on West Portal Avenue. It was founded by John Barbagelata (March 29, 1919 - March 19, 1994) who was a San Francisco City Supervisor and a 1975 San Francisco mayoral candidate. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Walking through the Saint Francis Wood area. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A house in Saint Francis Wood. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A short break. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
Oh yes, it was cold, windy and foggy… just another typical summer day in San Francisco. A view of the Crocker- Amazon District. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
The Sunnyside ConservatoryClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
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We walked up, and we walked down. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A panoramic view of downtown San Francisco, Yerba Buena Island, and the San Francisco Giants baseball stadium are both visible. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A playground in Glen ParkClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
A view of the Outer Mission District and the Westward Park District. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A panoramic image of Hunters Point, Bernal Heights, and the Bayview District. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
We encountered this colorful house about two blocks from the 24th Street BART Station, which was the conclusion of the ramble. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”-Dorothea Lange

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