07 September 2019

San Francisco's Ferry Building: 7 September 2019


The San Francisco Ferry Building was designed in 1892 and its construction was completed in 1898. It is located on the Embarcadero at Market Street.


The South Basin of the Ferry Building.


Acme Bread Company has a retail location in the Ferry Building.


A view of the retail area in the Ferry Building.


A view of San Francisco Bay looking north from the Ferry Building plaza. On the left is Angel Island and in the distance and barely visible, is the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.


A 1988 bronze sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi created by Ziatko Pounov and Steven Lowe. This statue is located on the Ferry Building plaza.


The Ferry Terminal is in the process of expanding. This photo shows the construction of two new docking facilities in the south basin adjacent to the Ferry Building. 


Blue Bottle Coffee has a retail operation in the Ferry Building.


The western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


A view of the South Basin where additional ferry docking locations are being constructed.


Inside the Ferry Building.


A view from the Ferry Plaza.


Two United States Coast Guard troops. They are assigned to watch over the Ferry Building and protect its visitors.

"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt


The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com

31 August 2019

San Francisco – Tartine Bakery opened a new store in the Inner-Sunset neighborhood. Plus, photos of GG Park and the Richmond District: August 2019



Layla works at the Tartine Bakery located in the Inner Sunset District.


Tartine Bakery – Bread just out of the oven.

Tartine is located at 1226 9th Avenue.

Inside Tartine Bakery.

Tartine.

Tartine Bakery.

The Inner Sunset District
The Inner Sunset is located just south of Golden Gate Park’s museums and gardens.

A map of the Inner Sunset.


An N-Judah streetcar traveling outbound and turning onto 9th Avenue.


King of Noodles restaurant is located at 1639 Irving Street.

Arizmendi Bakery is located at 1331 9th Avenue.

This food market is located on Irving Street.

Yummy Yummy restaurant is located at 1015 Irving Street.

An N-Judah streetcar leaving 9th Avenue and turning onto Irving Street, as it takes a trip to the downtown financial district.

The Sunset branch of the San Francisco Public Library is located on 18th Avenue at Irving Street. The library was financed by Andrew Carnegie as a gift to the residents of the City of San Francisco. This library branch opened on 18 March 1918. Thank you, Andrew Carnegie!


N-Judah streetcar rolling west towards the Pacific Ocean.

St. Anne of the Sunset Catholic Church as seen from the east side. Additionally, here are some photos that I snapped from the south [front] side of St. Anne's Church during October 2018.

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres. The park has been administered by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department since 1871. The park is over three miles long east to west, and about half a mile long north to south. Golden Gate Park has approximately 13 million visitors annually.


Here is a view from the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. In the background is the Spreckels Temple of Music. The fountain in the foreground was a gift from Charles Page to Golden Gate Park in 1912.


Another view from the Music Concourse.

Spreckels Lake, Golden Gate Park.


Poeme de las Vigne by Paul Gustave Doré was cast in bronze in 1882. The de Young Museum stands in the background.

The cycling track at Golden Gate Park Polo Field.

The Inner Richmond District
The Inner Richmond is a residential neighborhood positioned between the Presidio and Golden Gate Park. The area has many Chinese, Burmese, Thai and Vietnamese restaurants. There are also a number of Russian eateries and Irish pubs.

A map of the Inner Richmond.

  
The Holy Virgin Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox church located in the Richmond District of San Francisco. It is the largest of the six Russian Orthodox cathedrals outside of Russia. This view was taken from 26th Avenue near Balboa Street.

This view of the Holy Virgin Cathedral was taken from Geary Boulevard at 26th Avenue. 


NOW This building was constructed in 1914; it was built in the Richmond District for the German Savings and Loan Society, which was the first bank to have a branch in the Richmond District. Today the building is the home to the Tat Wong Kung Fu Kickboxing Academy. The kickboxing academy is located on Clement Street at 7th Avenue.



THEN This picture was taken in 1915. Please note that the length of the building as seen today is approximately 30% longer than the size of the original building as seen above.


  This is a view of the 25th & Clement Produce Market


This photo is from the Richmond District looking south. The view is from Clement Street at 39th Avenue.


This photo is looking west from Clement Street at 10th Avenue.


This photo is from the Richmond District looking south. The view is from Clement Street near 8th Avenue.


 The Richmond New May Wah Supermarket. A view from Clement Street & 8th Avenue.


 This is a view looking west from Clement Street and 25th Avenue.
A view looking east from Clement Street at 34th Avenue. Downtown San Francisco is visible in the distance.


"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt


The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com