20 August 2016

Alleyways, pathways, and one-way streets of San Francisco's Telegraph Hill: 20 August 2016

I decided to view the old narrow one-way streets, alleyways, and pathways that make Telegraph Hill such an intriguing and delightful place to explore. In fact, I did not see all of the locations that I hoped to visit. A second and perhaps a third exploration will be necessary. I used a wide-angle 9mm fisheye body cap lens to take the photographs.

A view of the summit of Telegraph Hill. Coit Tower is sited on the top of the hill. The view is from the Filbert Steps. 

Telegraph Hill as seen in 1892. The picture was taken from Russian Hill; the view is looking East. The Berkeley Hills are across the bay. 
A photo of Telegraph Hill taken in 1896 by Dr. John Eng, a dentist who lived in Oakland. The photo was taken from a ship on San Francisco Bay. The view is looking West
A map of the Telegraph Hill streets, alleyways, and footpaths explored on this walk. 
Bartol Alley. 
Bartol Street.
Bartol Street
Bartol Alley
The intersection of Fresno Street and Grant Avenue. 
Fresno Street
Fresno Street
The intersection of Romolo Place and Fresno Street. 
Fresno Street
The intersection of Fresno Street and Kearney Street
The Basque Hotel is located in Romolo Place. 
The bottom of the Vallejo Street Steps. 
The Vallejo Street Steps

The top of the Vallejo Street Steps
The North Beach Restaurant is located on Stockton Street. 
The Stinking Rose Restaurant is a garlic lover's dream. It is located on Columbus Avenue. 
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church is located on Filbert Street across from Washington Square Park. 
Kearney Street. 
Cafe Trieste and St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church are located on Vallejo Street. 
Hodges Alley. 
Hodges Alley. 
Pollard Place. 
Pollard Place. 
Windsor Place. 
Windsor Place. 
Castle Street. 

School Alley.

School Alley. 
Alta Street. 
The Filbert Steps. 
Genoa Place. 
Sonoma Street. 
Sonoma Street. 
Varennes Street. 

Montague Place. 

Varennes Street. 
Bob Kaufman Street. 
Bob Kaufman Street.
Nobles Alley. 
Medau Place
. The intersection of Medau Place and Krausgrill Street. 
Medau Place. 
Krausgrill Place. 
Jasper Place. 
Cadell Place. 
A view looking east from the Filbert Steps. 

This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the hike.

"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

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