19 August 2015

San Francisco's Mission District & Bernal Heights Park: 19 August 2015

The sky was foggy and overcast on Wednesday; a calm wind blew. Another beautiful day in San Francisco.

This photo was taken in the Mission District at 22nd Street and Valencia Street.

This is a view of Bernal Heights Park. The picture looks southeast of Valencia Street. 

Looking at some documents at a cafe on 25th Street. 

The Mission District is known for its graffiti.

This is the colorful entryway to the Mission Community Pool. The pool was constructed in 1916 and is located on 19th Street between Linda Street and Valencia Street. The pool and the adjacent playground are a part of San Francisco Recreation and Parks.

La Taqueria. The burritos are great. The restaurant is always busy, so finding a place to sit down and eat the food can be a problem. 

A lady is feeding the pigeons at Mission Street and 18th Street. 

This is a view of a major freeway interchange as seen from Bernal Height Park. US Route 101 and Interstate 280 meet, dance together, and then go back to their separate ways. Bayview Park occupies the center of the image. This view looks southeast. 

A view of Twin Peaks is visible in the distance; Sutro Tower is partially shrouded by the fog. The photo was taken from Bernal Height Park; the view is looking northwest. 

This is the western entry to the Dogpatch/Miller Memorial Garden. Evelyn brought my attention to a website that identified 16 little-known gardens in San Francisco. Thanks, Evelyn.

A mixed-use apartment building is located at 20th Street and Valencia Street. The view is looking east. 

On the west side of Valencia Street is Dog Eared Books. I took this photo at about a quarter to 10 in the morning. A book store employee is sweeping the sidewalk in front of the store before opening for customers. 

The distance traveled was approximately 5.8 miles. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 586 feet.

A graph of the elevation changes encountered in the ramble. 

"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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