Tuesday, October 7, 2014

San Francisco, from Ocean Beach through Haight-Ashbury to the Ferry Building: 7 October 2014

This ramble bisects the City of San Francisco. The walk started at Ocean Beach, in the Southwest area of The City, and the walk ended at the Ferry Building in the Northeast area of The City. 


 The route. The approximate distance covered, as measured by a GPS receiver was 12.6 miles. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
A graph of the elevation changes encountered during the ramble. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 1,347 feet. Click on the image to see the full-size chart.
I used public transportation to arrive at the start of the walk. This is an L-Taraval Muni Metro light rail trainClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.

After exiting the Muni Metro, it was a one block walk to Ocean Beach. This view is looking southwest. The beach is lovely, but it is a beach that has taken many lives. The water is cold year round. The most dangerous part of the beach are the rip currentsClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
This location is no more than 100 yards from the ocean. If there is a major earthquake, get thee up to the top of the hill asap. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A two-car L-Taraval Metro Muni light rail train is heading towards the ocean. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A view looking west. It was taken from Grand View Park which is located in the Inner Sunset District. The large area seen on the upper left portion of the photograph is Sunset Reservoir. It was built in 1960 and has 25,000 solar panels on a portion of the reservoir’s roof. The solar panels were installed in 2010. It is the largest solar installation in San Francisco. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A section of the beautiful Moraga Street and 16th Avenue tiled stepsClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A view from the top of Grand View Park, looking northeast. Downtown San Francisco can be seen in the distance. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
The Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco came to the apex of its popularity and notoriety, during the Summer of Love in 1967. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A house in The Haight. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
An example of street art on Haight Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A store on Haight Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
The southeast corner of the intersection of Haight Street and Ashbury Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The southeast corner of the intersection of Haight Street and Masonic Avenue. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Houses in the Haight-Ashbury district. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A view of Kezar Stadium while some minor renovations are taking place. The original stadium was constructed in 1925 and was demolished in 1989. The original stadium was the first home of the San Francisco 49ers football team. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A house in the Western Addition District. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
This photo was taken from Alamo Square Park, and it shows a well-known scene, sometimes known as “Postcard Row.” These “Painted Ladies” were built between 1892 and 1896. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
JapantownClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
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