Sunday, January 10, 2016

San Francisco, through Chinatown, Nob Hill, and the Financial District: 10 January 2016

The weather forecast for Sunday 10 January looked promising. I took BART to the Embarcadero on Sunday morning and did a 5.6-mile ramble through different San Francisco neighborhoods and finished the ramble at Fisherman's Wharf.


The approximate distance traveled was 5.6 miles. The approximate elevation gain was 570 feet. The track has mile markers and was generated by a GPS device. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the ramble. Click on the image to see the full-size graph.
The former headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Construction completed in 1924; building located at 400 Sansome Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
L'Occitane located in the Financial District at 2 Embarcadero CenterClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
Picture taken at the intersection of Kearney Street and Sacramento Street. Click in the picture to see the full-size photo.
A view of Chinatown, as seen from Sacramento Street. The view is looking southwest. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
This picture taken at the intersection of Sacramento Street and Grant Avenue. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
The intersection of Sacramento Street and Stockton Street. All of the overhead wires are part of the San Francisco Public Transit System. The cables are electrified, and they provide power for the fleet of electric buses which traverse this area. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The Fairmont Hotellocated on California Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
This mansion located at the top of Nob Hill; construction completed in 1886. It is one of two structures on Nob Hill that survived the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. The mansion was the former home of James C. Flood, a silver baron of the 19th Century. He made his fortune from silver mines located in Virginia City, Nevada. The mansion is now the home of the Pacific-Union Club. It is San Francisco Designated Landmark #64 and located at 1000 California Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The Nob Hill Masonic Center located at 1111 California Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A partial view of Grace Cathedral located on Taylor Street at California Street. A San Francisco Municipal Railway cable car is traveling down California Street to the Financial District, its final destination. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
This intersection is at Polk Street and Pine Street. This locale is part of the Polk Gulch neighborhoodClick on the image to see the full-size photo.
San Bruno Mountain is visible in the distance. The picture was taken from the intersection of Pine Street and Larkin Street. The view is looking south. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The Nichiren Hokke Buddhist Church of Americalocated at 2016 Pine Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Picture was taken from the top of Fillmore Street. The view is looking north. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A view of Mason Street as seen from Sacramento Street. The view is looking north. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
I'm rambling down Fillmore Street and heading towards San Francisco Bay. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A view of the San Francisco National Maritime Historical Park. The three-masted, steel hulled, square-rigged cargo ship in this photo, was launched from a shipyard near Glasgow, Scotland in 1886. The ship is known as the Balclutha. It had a crew of 26 men and carried cargo around Cape Horn South America 17 times. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A view from Aquatic Park Cove. Mount Tamalpais is in the distance. The upper portion of the mountain is shrouded by clouds, and being inundated with rain. The view is looking north. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph


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