02 December 2016

Fort Miley, San Francisco: 2 December 2016

































"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.

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

22 November 2016

San Francisco's Outside Lands: 22 and 25 November 2016

A ramble through the Outside Lands of San Francisco.


This N-Judah streetcar is on its way to downtown San Francisco. Mount Sutro is visible on the left. The view is looking south. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

Grand View Park is visible in the distance; it is located in the Inner Sunset DistrictThe view is looking south. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This is the Sunset Branch of the San Francisco Public Library; it was built in 1918. The Sunset Branch of the library system was built with money donated by Andrew Carnegie; it is one of seven public libraries constructed in San Francisco due to the financial contributions made by Mr. CarnegieThank you, Andrew CarnegieThe library is located on 18th Avenue at Irving Street. The view is looking southwest. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.


Arsicault Bakery <Two> <Three> is located on Arguello Street in the Richmond District of San Francisco. It was recently named "Bakery of the Year" by Bon Appétit magazineTo quote Bon Appétit: "What does it take to stand out in a city of sourdough savants? One, and only one, thing: a croissant that’s simultaneously so preposterously flaky it leaves you covered in crumbs, so impossibly tender and buttery on the inside that it tastes like brioche, and so deeply golden that the underside is nearly caramelized." I could not have said it any better. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

These croissants are fresh from the oven are they are now ready to do their duty! Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This pleasant woman is bringing warm, fresh from the oven croissants to the customer area. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

A view from Clement Street looking west. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This street art is painted on the exterior of a building located on 3rd Avenue at Clement Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

A grocery store located on Clement Street at 5th Avenue. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

A mother and her two daughters are purposefully walking along Clement Street. Here is a picture of the mother and her oldest daughter taken on Clement Street on 7 January 2017The view is looking west. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

Apple Land Produce market is located on Clement Street at 10th Avenue. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

Green Apple Books is an excellent bookstore. It is located on Clement Street at 6th Avenue. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

Tong Palace Restaurant and the House of Banquet restaurant are located on Clement Street at 11th Avenue. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

Mainland Market is located on Geary Boulevard at 20th Avenue. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

The distance traveled on 25 November was approximately 5.5 miles (8.9 kilometers). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS generated track. On 22 November the distance traveled was approximately 4.7 miles (7.6 kilometers). The route map for 22 November has not been posted. Click on the image to see the full-size map.



"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.

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

13 November 2016

From Daly City to San Francisco's Bernal Heights Park: 13 November 2016

Daly City is contiguous with the southwestern boundary of San Francisco. This ramble began at the Daly City BART Station and traveled 8.5 miles northeast through Daly City and San Francisco to Bernal Heights Hill. The route went through the Outer Mission District, the Excelsior District, the College Hill Area, and the Bernal Heights neighborhood.


A view of San Francisco as seen from Bernal Heights Park. In the distance is Angel Island; the scene is looking north. 

The distance traveled was approximately 8.5 miles (13.7 kilometers). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS-generated track. The cumulative elevation gain was about 987 feet (300 meters). 

On Mission Street in Daly City. 

Guadalupe Canyon Parkway traverses San Bruno Mountain. The view is looking east. 

This view is looking south. Ahead is Colma and Daly City. The Pacific Ocean is to the West, beneath the fog bank. 

This building was constructed in 1928, and it was built as a branch of the Hibernia Bank, founded in 1859. It is now the home to El Chico Produce Store #2. The building is located in the Outer Mission on Mission Street.

A view looking north from Mission Street. The cross street is Theresa Street. 

Five of San Francisco's firefighters take a coffee break at Cumaica Coffee, located on Mission Street in the Outer Mission District. The view is looking northwest. 

Dragon House Mixed Martial Arts facility is located on Mission Street in the Excelsior District. 

A view from Mission Street looking north, down Admiral Avenue. A portion of Interstate 280 is visible. The large blue building in Glen Park Elementry School. The hilly area in the rear is a part of the Diamond Heights neighborhood. 

A view of Mission Street at 26th Street in the Mission DistrictThis view is looking West. 

 This is a view of the southern side of Bernal Heights Park. The photo was taken from Holly Park

This is a scene of Cortland Avenue, the main shopping area in the Bernal Heights neighborhood. The view is looking east. 

Downtown San Francisco. This view is from the west side of Bernal Heights Hill. 

This is a scene of Noe Valley from Bernal Heights Hill. The view is looking West. On the left side of the image is Mount Davidsonand on the right are Twin Peaks

Noe Valley, the Mission District, the Castro District, and Pacific Heights. Angel Island is visible, as is the Golden Gate Bridge, but only barely. 

This photo was taken near the summit, 475 feet (145 meters), of Bernal Heights Hill. The view is looking north. Potrero Hill is visible, as are both the western and eastern spans of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

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 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.

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

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 the grounds of City College of San Francisco, through the Sunnyside District, and also 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. Visible on the right at approximately 40 miles in the distance, and at an elevation of 3,849 feet (1,173 meters), is the summit of Mount Diablo. The view is looking east. 

This 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 now out of business. The location is 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.

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