Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The history of these cable cars goes back to 1873 when Andrew Hallidie tested the first cable car system. Actually back to 1869 when he had an inspiration for a cable railway. The fully history can be read at: Cable Car Chronology.
These days it's still used by citizens to get from A to B, but mainly serves as tourist attraction. On some days waiting lines are quite long.
The picture was taken at Powell facing the turntable at the end of Powell/Market Street. I'm sure I will get the chance to take some more pictures of these beautiful cars, "the city's only moving historic landmarks".
Posted by Ursel at 9:25 PM
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Part of the China Town gate on Grant Ave and Bush. Probably one of the most shot building or landmark in the city. I don't know on how many pictures I was caught accidentally, just crossing the street almost every day.
Now I jumped at the chance to take a picture myself.
Posted by Ursel at 10:04 PM
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
At least in the Castro neighborhood. The picture is a view of Corona Heights Hill with a layer of fog around. Later it got so foggy, that the stairs outside were wet. It's quite common that parts of the city are completely in the fog, while others are in the sun. But today it seems even normally sunny parts of the city were under a layer of fog.
Posted by Ursel at 11:41 PM
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Coyote Point Park is a recreation area around 18 miles (28km) south of San Francisco. Besides picnicking, bicycling, swimming or jogging you can also windsurf (see picture). Far in the distance you will see the skyline of SF and once in a while planes arriving or departing San Francisco International Airport (see picture).
Posted by Ursel at 8:20 PM
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Victoria Theatre is San Francisco's Oldest Operating Theatre. It was build 1908 and became a Landmark. It's located on 16th Street and Mission in San Francisco's Mission District. This coming weekend the Victoria will host the Bicycle Film Festival, one of several Film Festivals in the city.
Posted by Ursel at 10:32 PM
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
Inside a German store in the city. Take notice of the top two cuckoo clocks and the two stein (beer mug) on the shelf underneath. The decor and some of the items remind me of German stores in the 60's or early 70's in Bavaria. Look also at my other picture of the store's front view.
Posted by Ursel at 7:24 PM