|THEN This photograph was taken by Arnold Genthe on the day of the Great Earthquake and Fire.
|NOW I took this photo from the same location where Mr. Genthe took his iconic photograph 108 years ago.
|The hiking route with mile markers shown. The approximate distance covered, as measured by a GPS receiver, was approximately 5.2 miles. The route had an approximate elevation gain of 1,070 feet.
|La Taqueria, 2889 Mission Street, San Francisco.
|The taqueria was very busy.
|San Francisco Mission District Street Art.
|More street art in the Mission District.
|Apartment buildings in the Mission.
|The walking group met at Muddy’s Coffee House which is located on Valencia Street at 24th Street. Howard is the leader of the group.
|A plaque at 1538 Valencia Street denoting the site of the original location of the Bancroft Library.
|A view of Twin Peaks and Sutro Tower, as seen from near Precita Park.
|A photograph of Stony Hill (282 feet), which is located in the Bayview District, as seen from Bernal Heights Park.
|Bay View Hill (420 feet) as seen from Bernal Heights Park. Candlestick Park, which is located to the left of Bay View Hill, is scheduled for demolition.
|A view looking northeast at downtown San Francisco, as seen from Bernal Heights Park.
|The fog came in fast; with little warning. Before long the wind had increased, the temperature decreased, and the sun was blocked from view. Compare this picture of Twin Peaks and Sutro Tower with the picture I took earlier in this walk.
The fog is barreling in. Under the fog is Daly City and Colma, which is San Francisco’s necropolis, a town with 1500 citizens and more than a million grave sites. The fog will soon envelop the location where I am now standing.
"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams
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