12 October 2018

San Francisco – Golden Gate Heights, Twin Peaks, and Mount Davidson: October 2018

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Golden Gate Heights. A panoramic scene from 15th Avenue, adjacent to Grandview Park. The view is looking northwest. The Sunset Reservoir is visible as is a portion of Golden Gate Park.


Golden Gate Heights. This stairway is the notable 16th Avenue Tiled Steps. I have posted photos of the numerous tiled stairways sited in this area.

Golden Gate Heights. Sweeney Ridge is visible in the far distance. This view is looking south.

Golden Gate Heights. This is a view of Grandview Park as seen from Aloha Avenue. The view is looking southeast.

Golden Gate Heights. This is a look at Rocky Outcrop Park as seen from 14th Avenue. The view is looking southeast.

Golden Gate Heights. This is a view looking east from Ortega Street. Twin Peaks are ahead.


The following pictures were taken from Twin Peaks and Mount Davidson. This is a view of Twin Peaks as seen from a trail on the east side of the peaks. The view is looking south. The peak closest to the camera Eureka Peak, and the peak south of Eureka Peak is Noe Peak.


Twin Peaks. A view looking north from the summit of Noe PeakAhead is Eureka Peak. You can also see the towers of the Golden Gate Bridgeif you look closely at the photo. 

A trail view looking northeast from the east side of Twin Peaks. Corona Heights Park is the treeless hill located near the center of the photo. 


Twin Peaks. A view looking southeast. Bernal Heights Hill is visible ahead on the right side of the photograph. The southern portion of San Francisco Bay is also visible.


Twin Peaks. A view from Noe Peak looking southwest. Ahead is Mount Davidsonthe highest natural point in San Francisco. The small treed hill to the right of Mount Davidson is Edgehill Mountain


This is a view from near the summit of Mount Davidson. Downtown San Francisco is visible as are the Berkeley Hills across San Francisco Bay. Twin Peaks can be seen ahead on the left side of the photograph. This scene is looking northeast.


This is a view looking south from Mount Davidson. San Bruno Mountain, located in San Mateo County, is ahead.  

This flowering fuchsia plant is growing on the northern flank of Mount Davidson. Thanks to Margot C. for identifying this plant.

A bowl of pho, as prepared and served by L'Amour de Saigon restaurant, which is located in the West Portal Neighborhood.


"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


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.

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