17 October 2019

San Francisco's Bernal Cut: October 2019

The Bernal Cut established a shorter train route into and out of San Francisco; it was carved from the hills between Mission Street and Randall Street and San Jose Avenue and St. Mary’s Avenue. The San Francisco & San Jose Railroad, which commenced operations in 1863, traveled on a route going between San Jose and San Francisco. Part of the train's route was via the Bernal Cut which is located in San Francisco. The San Francisco & San Jose Railroad became a part of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1870.


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A Southern Pacific steam train is traveling on the Bernal Cut under the Richland Avenue Bridge in 1912.


A map of San Francisco showing the location of the Bernal Cut.



This is the southernmost portion of the Bernal Cut. It is located at San Jose Avenue and St Mary's Avenue in the Glen Park area of San Francisco. The view is looking north.


A Southern Pacific steam train in the Glen Park area. The view is looking south and the photograph is circa 1922.



This is the Richmond Avenue Bridge. In the distance is the Highland Avenue Bridge. The view is looking north.



MUNI streetcar is traveling south on San Jose Avenue in the Bernal Cut. The view is looking north.



This streetcar is traveling north. Ahead is the Richmond Avenue Bridge and in the distance is the Highland Avenue Bridge. The view is looking north.



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The Highland Avenue BridgeThe view is looking south.



The Bernal Cut in 1922. This picture was taken from the Richland Avenue Bridge and downtown Glen Park is ahead. The view is looking south.


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Then  A view of the Bernal Cut in 1922. The picture was taken from the Richland Avenue Bridge. Ahead is the Highland Avenue Bridge. The view is looking north.


Now The picture was taken from the Richland Avenue Bridge. Ahead is the Highland Avenue Bridge. The view is looking north.


The Juri Commons is located in the Mission DistrictEstablished in 1974 Juri Commons was originally a stretch of railroad track of the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad. From 1864-1906, the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad was one of California's first inter-city rail links. A $2.50 ticket for a trip between the two cities brought passengers through the Mission District. After the 1906 earthquake, new tracks were built along the Bayshore replacing the Mission route and the tracks were removed. In 1976 the old train yard became a park. Juri Commons, 120' long and 25' wide, opened early in 1986 as a green mini-park containing a few benches and a compact children's playground.





The Juri Commons is located in the Mission DistrictEstablished in 1974 Juri Commons was originally a stretch of railroad track of the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad. From 1864-1906, the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad was one of California's first inter-city rail links. A $2.50 ticket for a trip between the two cities brought passengers through the Mission District. After the 1906 earthquake, new tracks were built along the Bayshore replacing the Mission route and the tracks were removed. In 1976 the old train yard became a park. Juri Commons, 120' long and 25' wide, opened early in 1986 as a green mini-park containing a few benches and a compact children's playground.




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red-shouldered hawk on the roof of a house sited at the top of the Bernal Cut.



And there it goes!


"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

06 October 2019

San Francisco – A ramble from the West Portal of Twin Peaks Tunnel to the Mission District: 6 October 2019


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This street fountain is located in the St Francis Wood neighborhood on Saint Francis Boulevard at Santa Ana Avenue.


Both an inbound streetcar and an outbound streetcar are at the West Portal Streetcar Station. The West Portal station is always busy. There are four different muni metro streetcar lines that use the Twin Peak Tunnel: The K Ingleside, The L Taraval, the M Ocean View, and the T Third Street.

The West Portal Streetcar Station is the western terminus of the 2.27-mile long Twin-Peaks Tunnel. Construction of the Twin-Peaks Tunnel began during December 1914; the tunnel was open for revenue service on 3 February 1918.

A portion of the West Portal shopping area.

This house is located on Santa Clara Avenue, in the St. Francis Wood neighborhood.

A view looking south from Monterey Boulevard. Ahead is San Bruno Mountain.

This is a view of the Interstate 280 roadway as seen from the Baden Street crossover. The view is looking southwest.

On Mission Street in the Mission District.

A map of the 5.8-mile route. Data gathered by a GPS receiver.

"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

22 September 2019

San Francisco – The Cliff House and Ocean Beach: 22 September 2019

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A dining area in the Cliff House. 


An eating area in the Cliff House.


A view of the Cliff House as seen from Point Lobos Avenue.


Then A picture of the second version of the Cliff House, as seen from Sutro Heights, circa 1904.



Then Here is another view of the second version of the Cliff House.



Then The beautiful Cliff House being destroyed by fire on 7 September 1907.



Then A view of the Cliff House as seen from near the intersection of Fulton Street and the Great Highway. This photo was taken by W.C. Billington in 1900.


Now  A view of the current version of the Cliff House as seen from Ocean Beach.


A view of Ocean Beach looking south, as seen from the Cliff House.

Sand dunes at Ocean Beach. 

Ocean Beach.



A view of the Murphy Windmill which is located at the southwest corner of Golden Gate Park.


Hello!

The San Francisco Fire Department is responding to an incident at Ocean Beach.

Feeding the birds at Ocean Beach. The Cliff House can be seen in the distance.

An N-Judah two-car streetcar turning around at the end of the line on Judah Street at the Great Highway.


Then A picture of the Sutro Baths when it was operational. This picture is circa the 1940s.

Now The site of the Sutro Baths.


"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