09 May 2017

San Francisco Botanical Garden: 9 May 2017

This ramble to the San Francisco Botanical Garden started at West Portal and finished on Geary Boulevard.

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This UPS driver is delivering a large shipment of packages. The location is in a commercial area of the Inner Sunset

The West Portal Branch of the San Francisco Public Library was built by the Federal Works Progress Administration between 1938 and 1939. The branch is located on Lenox Way at Ulloa Street. 

The entryway to a duplex located on Tenth Avenue in the Inner Sunset. 

A house located on Tenth Avenue in the Inner Sunset. 

This apartment building originally had a neighborhood grocery store located at street level. The Inner Sunset. 

I believe that this building was originally constructed as a neighborhood grocery store. The Inner Sunset. 

Arizmendi Bakery, a worker owned cooperative, was founded in 2000. It is located on Ninth Avenue near Judah Street in the Inner Sunset District. The Arizmendi Association is made up of seven member businesses. 

Plans for the San Francisco Botanical Garden (formerly Strybing Arboretum) were originally laid out in the 1880s by park supervisor John McLaren, but funding was insufficient to begin construction until Helene Strybing left a major bequest in 1927. Planting began in 1937, and the arboretum officially opened in May 1940. 

In the San Francisco Botanical Garden. 

In the San Francisco Botanical Garden. 

The San Francisco Botanical Garden. 

The San Francisco Botanical Garden. 

Traveling on a Muni Metro 38R bus heading east on Geary Boulevard. The destination is downtown San Francisco, as seen ahead in the distance. 

The distance traveled was approximately 5.6 miles (9.0 kilometers). The cumulative elevation gain was about 553 feet (168.5 meters). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS-generated track. 

This chart shows the elevation changes encountered during this 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

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view these photo galleries.

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

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