Saturday, August 29, 2015

A walk in San Francisco from the Ferry Building to Cow Hollow: 29 August 2015

This was a nice 8.2 mile ramble from the Ferry Building to Lyon Street, the eastern boundary of the Presidio, on a cool and foggy Saturday morning.


This building is the location of the former Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. It was built in 1924 and is located at 400 Sansome Street. The building is no longer the location of the Federal Reserve for the Twelfth District in the United States. In 1983 the bank relocated to 101 Market Street, San Francisco. The building at 400 Sansome Street is now privately ownedClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
A Pacifico beer ad and the Transamerica Pyramid are both reaching for the skyClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
1409-21 Sacramento Street. This attractive structure appears to be a twelve unit apartment building. Located in Lower Pacific HeightsClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
This house is located in Pacific Heights on Pacific Avenue. The cross street is Broderick StreetClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.



As seen on Pacific AvenueClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
Buena Vista Park is straight ahead. It is the oldest official park in San Francisco; It was established in 1867 as Hill Park, and later renamed Buena Vista Park. The park is sited on a hill that peaks at 575 feet. From where I took this picture there are four peaks visible behind Buena Vista Park... except when the fog is as thick as pea soup! Here they are for the record: Twin Peaks (Noe Peak and Eureka Peak), Mount Davidson and Mount Sutro. This view is looking southwestClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A gracious home on Lyon Street at Pacific Avenue. The area behind the home is the eastern boundary of the PresidioClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
A flower shop on trendy Union StreetClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
This is a view looking north from Pacific Avenue in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. Angel Island is straight ahead and a small portion of the Tiburon Peninsula can be seen on the left side of this photo. The Marina District is visible along the bay. During the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake the part of San Francisco that received the most damage was the Marina District. The Marina District is built on mud flats. When the earthquake occurred on 17 October 1989, the mud flats liquified and a number of apartment buildings collapsed, some of which caught on fire with a loss of lives. All of the destroyed buildings have been rebuiltClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
This is the Palace of Fine Arts as seen from Broadway Street in Pacific Heights. The Palace of Fine Arts only occupied a small portion of the land used by the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This year is the 100th anniversary of the ExpositionBelvedere Island is on the right side of this photograph and the Tiburon Peninsula is in the background. This view is looking northClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
Telegraph Hill with Coit Tower on the summit, as seen from Union Street in the Russian Hill neighborhood. The view is looking eastClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
A view of the Transamerica PyramidClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The approximate distance traveled was 8.2 miles. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 992 feet. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during this ramble.  Click on the image to see the full-size chart..

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