23 April 2015

San Francisco from the Pacific Ocean to the Mission District: 23 April 2015

I started this adventure about 75 yards east of the Pacific Ocean and a couple of blocks south of Golden Gate Park. I arrived at the starting point by taking an outward bound N Judah Muni Metro light rail to the end of its route. My destination was the 16th & Mission BART Station. All of the photographs are shown in the sequential order of the ramble.

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The ramble started in the Outer Sunset District at Judah Street and the Great Highway. The Pacific Ocean is about 50 yards west of the sand dune rising behind the middle of the N Judah Muni Metro light rail. 

The approximate distance traveled as tracked by GPS was 10.2 miles. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 1,381 feet. Mile markers are shown on the route’s track. 

This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the ramble. 

1587 35th Avenue is located in the Central Sunset District. 

1643 35th Avenue is also located in the Central Sunset District. 

On the left is 1871 35th Avenue, and on the right is 1867 35th Avenue. They are in the Central Sunset District. 

San Francisco Fire Department Station 18, is located in the Central Sunset District at 1935 32nd Avenue. 

A view of the Sunset Reservoir. It is the largest water reservoir in the city; located the Central Sunset District at 24th Avenue between Quintara Street and Ortega Street. The city recently installed 25,000 solar panels on the roof of the reservoir. The solar project opened in December 2010; it is the largest solar installation within the city. The Golden Gate Bridge is visible in the background. 

646 Quintara Street is located in the Inner Sunset District. This section of Quintara Street is quite steep. 

I am standing on 14th Avenue in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood and am looking south. Visible is Arden Wood a French Chateau style residential care facility built in 1929 as a Christian Science Sanatorium. Also visible is St. Cecelia Catholic Elementary School located in the West Portal neighborhood. In the distance is a portion of Daly City, which with a population of approximately 105,000 people, is the largest city in San Mateo County

An inviting home entryway located at 101 St Francis Boulevard in the St Francis Wood Neighborhood

A lovely late Nineteenth Century duplex located in the Mission District at 1078-80 Dolores Street. 

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

"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

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