Tuesday, November 8, 2016

San Francisco, from Balboa Park to the Mission District via Billy Goat Hill: 8 November 2016

I decided to do a ramble from Balboa Park to the Mission District. The route I chose went through the grounds of City College of San Francisco, through the Sunnyside District and also Sunnyside Playground. Then it was into the Glen Park Neighborhood and through Walter Haas Park and Billy Goat Hill. After which we rambled through the southern portion of Noe Valley. We finished the ramble in the Mission District, with a lunch stop at La Taqueria.

This is a view from Billy Goat Hill Park. The view is looking east; Bernal Heights Park is straight ahead. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

The distance traveled was approximately 4.6 miles (7.4 kilometers). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS generated track. The cumulative elevation gain was about 653 feet (199 meters). Click on the image to see the full-size map.

A view from the campus of City College of San FranciscoClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.

Here is another view from the campus of City College of San Francisco. Straight ahead on the left is Mount Davidson; at 928 feet (283 meters) Mount Davidson is the tallest natural point in San Francisco. If you look closely, you can see the very top of the concrete cross which is located on the summit of Mount DavidsonThe view is looking north. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.


Heading down Mangels Avenue. The top of the hill on the right side of the photo is part of John McLaren Park, the second largest park in San Francisco. Golden Gate Park is the largest park. The view is looking east. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

Shanghai Dumpling King is sited on Monterey Boulevard. The view is looking north. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This house is located at 38 Lippard Avenue. The view is looking west. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.


This house is located at 508 Congo Street. The view is looking east. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

There are still a few dirt roads in San Francisco; this is one of them. Ohlone Way is located between Surrey Street and Sussex Street. The view is looking north. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.


A view from Billy Goat Hill. Straight ahead is Potrero Hill. Visible on the right at approximately 40 miles in the distance, and at an elevation of 3,849 feet (1,173 meters), is the summit of Mount Diablo. The view is looking east. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This is a six image panoramic photo taken from Billy Goat Hill. Downtown San Francisco is straight ahead. The view is looking northeast. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.


In Billy Goat Hill Park. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

 Noe Valley Cleaners is now out of business. The location is 499 29th Street in the Noe Valley District. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This is St. Paul's Catholic Church. The building was constructed in 1897; it is located on Valley Street in the Mission District. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

This house is located at 180 Valley Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

A graph of the elevation changes encountered during the walk. Click on the image to see the full-size graph.

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


My first San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that I posted between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view the 2002 to 2011 photo galleries.

Panasonic GX7 camera body mounted with an Olympus 17mm lens was used to take these photographs.