29 August 2015

A walk in San Francisco from the Ferry Building to Cow Hollow: 29 August 2015

This was a nice 8.2-mile ramble from the Ferry Building to Lyon Street, the eastern boundary of the Presidio, on a cool and foggy Saturday morning.

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Gracious home on Lyon Street at Pacific Avenue. The area behind the home is the eastern boundary of the Presidio.

This building is the location of the former Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. It was built in 1924 and is located at 400 Sansome Street. The building is no longer the location of the Federal Reserve for the Twelfth District in the United States. In 1983 the bank relocated to 101 Market Street, San Francisco. The building is now privately owned
A Pacifico beer ad and the Transamerica Pyramid are both reaching for the sky
1409-21 Sacramento Street. This attractive structure appears to be a twelve unit apartment building. The location is Lower Pacific Heights
This house is located in Pacific Heights on Pacific Avenue. The cross street is Broderick Street
As seen on Pacific Avenue
Buena Vista Park is straight ahead. It is the oldest official park in San Francisco; It was established in 1867 as Hill Park and later renamed Buena Vista Park. The park is sited on a hill that peaks at 575 feet. From where I took this picture, there are four peaks visible behind Buena Vista Park... except when the fog is as thick as pea soup! Here they are for the record: Twin Peaks (Noe Peak and Eureka Peak), Mount Davidson, and Mount Sutro. This view is looking southwest
Here is a flower shop on Union Street
This is a view looking north from Pacific Avenue in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. Angel Island is straight ahead and, a small portion of the Tiburon Peninsula is visible on the left side of this photo. The Marina District is visible along the bay. During the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquakethe part of San Francisco that received the most damage was the Marina District. The Marina District is located on mudflats. When the earthquake occurred on 17 October 1989, the mudflats liquified, and several apartment buildings collapsed, some of which caught on fire with a loss of lives. All of the destroyed buildings have been rebuilt
This is the Palace of Fine Artsas seen from Broadway Street in Pacific Heights. The Palace of Fine Arts only occupied a small portion of the land used by the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This year is the 100th anniversary of the ExpositionBelvedere Island is on the right side of this photograph, and the Tiburon Peninsula is in the background. This view is looking north
A view of Telegraph Hill with Coit Tower on the summit, as seen from Union Street in the Russian Hill neighborhood. The view is looking east
Here is a view of the Transamerica Pyramid.
The approximate distance traveled was 8.2 miles. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 992 feet. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during this ramble.  
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