24 February 2018

San Francisco – Chinatown, Tank Hill, Kite Hill, Billy Goat Hill & Mission Delores Park: February 2018

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A view looking east from Drumm Street near Clay Street. Salesforce Tower seen ahead is under construction. It is now the tallest building in San Francisco.

A Wells Fargo bank branch in downtown San Francisco.

A view of the north portal of the Stockton Street Tunnel. Would you like to see the south portal of the Stockton Street Tunnel? Go Here (it is the last photo in the group of photographs.)

A view in Chinatown.

Looking up Sacramento Street at Grant Avenue in Chinatown.

Waverly Place, Chinatown.

Grant Avenue, Chinatown.

This is the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The cornerstone was laid in 1911, and the building was dedicated in 1913. Edgar A. Mathews was the architect who designed the building. The church is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Franklin Street and California Street.

A view looking north from the intersection of California Street and Larkin Street. People are waiting in line to have brunch at Olea Restaurant.

A view from Bush Street looking west. Van Ness Avenue is the cross street.

A view from Cole Street looking north. Ahead is St. Ignatius Church.

A view from Tank Hill looking northeast. Ahead is Mount Olympus and directly behind Mount Olympus is Buena Vista Park. Downtown San Francisco is visible in the distance.

A view from Tank Hill looking southeast. Potrero Hill is visible, and the City of Oakland may be seen across San Francisco Bay. The summit of Mount Diablo is detectable approximately 40 miles ahead.

This view is looking north from Kite Hill. Ahead is Corona Heights Park.

Here is a scene of Bernal Heights Hill. The picture was taken from Billy Goat Hilland the view is looking southeast.

This picture was taken from the summit of Tank Hill. The view is looking northwest.

Here is a view from Mission Dolores Park looking northeast. Mission High School is visible as is downtown San Francisco.

THEN This is a photo of Billy Goat Hill. The view is looking south. The photographer was standing on Castro Street at 29th Street. The photograph was taken in 1930.

NOW Two of the houses standing in 1930 are still standing today.

This is a view of the eastern flank of Twin Peaks. Sutro Tower is on the right.

A view of Market Street as it ascends the east side of Twin Peaks.

Looking down Twenty-fifth Street towards the Mission District.

Helen Diller Playground is located in Mission Dolores Park.

This is the entryway to the Mission Community Pool. It is the only City of San Franciso operated outdoor pool. It was constructed in 1916 and it is located in the Mission Recreation Center.

Street art in the Castro District.

Springtime in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"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 those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com