08 November 2016

San Francisco, from Balboa Park to the Mission District via Billy Goat Hill: 8 November 2016

This was a ramble from Balboa Park to the Mission District. The route I chose went through City College of San Francisco's grounds, the Sunnyside District, and Sunnyside Playground. Then it was into the Glen Park Neighborhood and through Walter Haas Park and Billy Goat Hill. After which, we rambled through the southern portion of Noe Valley. We finished the ramble in the Mission District with a lunch stop at La Taqueria.

This is a view from Billy Goat Hill Park. The picture is looking east; Bernal Heights Park is straight ahead. 

The distance traveled was approximately 4.6 miles (7.4 kilometers). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS-generated track. The cumulative elevation gain was about 653 feet (199 meters). 

A view from the campus of City College of San Francisco

Here is another view from the campus of City College of San Francisco. Straight ahead on the left is Mount Davidson; at 928 feet (283 meters), Mount Davidson is the tallest natural point in San Francisco. If you look closely, you can see the very top of the concrete cross, which is located on the summit of Mount DavidsonThe view is looking north. 

Heading down Mangels Avenue. On the right side of the photo is part of John McLaren Park, the second-largest park in San Francisco. Golden Gate Park is the largest park. The view is looking east. 

Shanghai Dumpling King is situated on Monterey Boulevard. The view is looking north. 

This house is located at 38 Lippard Avenue. The view is looking west. 

This house is located at 508 Congo Street. The view is looking east. 

There are still a few dirt roads in San Francisco; this is one of them. Ohlone Way is located between Surrey Street and Sussex Street. The view is looking north. 

A view from Billy Goat Hill. Straight ahead is Potrero Hill. The summit of Mount Diablo is visible on the right at approximately 40 miles in the distance and at an elevation of 3,849 feet (1,173 meters). The view is looking east. 

Here is a six-image panoramic photo taken from Billy Goat Hill. Downtown San Francisco is straight ahead. The view is looking northeast. 

In Billy Goat Hill Park. 

 Noe Valley Cleaners is located at 499 29th Street in the Noe Valley District. 

This is St. Paul's Catholic Church. The building was constructed in 1897; it is located on Valley Street in the Mission District. 

This house is located at 180 Valley Street. 

A graph of the elevation changes encountered during the walk. 

"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

My first San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that I posted between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view the 2002 to 2011 photo galleries.

Panasonic GX7 camera body mounted with an Olympus 17mm lens was used to take these photographs.

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