Thursday, July 31, 2008

Two houses

each interesting on it's own.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cable Cars

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".

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

China Town gate

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.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bay Bridge remote view

In the far distance you will see three Bay Bridge pillars, and part of SOMA and Downtown. The street in the right corner is Highway 101. I was standing on a pedestrian road crossing 101.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

foggy day today

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.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Coyote Point Park - San Mateo

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).


I know I'm too late for today, actually yesterday, Friday. But I just came back from this bar, Lime (restaurant and Lounge) on Market Street.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Victoria Theatre

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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

California Street again

One week later I took a picture of California Street from above. I was standing on California / Grant Ave taking the picture. Now you can actually see a bit the grade of the street.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Prada opening night

Prada opened a new location tonight on Grant Ave and Post Street.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Walking on Mission Street this morning I saw these guys working with a concrete mixer. Right in front of the dental center! A funny thought came to my mind:
What a huge filling!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Stern Grove Festival

Today at Stern Grove: Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Featuring Pharoah Sanders.
Audience gathering and awaiting the performance to begin.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

German store

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.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Warehouse in SOMA

This is a picture of a warehouse on 9th Street in SOMA (South of Market. You also see the freeway in the background and of course the huge ad on top of the building.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Schoolbus meets Muni Bus

A parked Schoolbus on Mission Street and a public transportation bus driving by. (Muni = San Francisco Municipal Railway)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

California Street

For a long time I used to have this poster of California Street in my room.
Now I cross the street almost every day. I took a picture further down the street and it doesn't look as steep at all.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

phone booth

Yes, they still exist. This one is on Mission Street, between 21st and 20th.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bastille Day

Today at the "French Quarter" in Downtown SF, Bastille Day celebration.
"Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on 14 July 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution."

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mural in Noe Valley

Every Saturday there's a Farmers Market at 24th Street between Sanchez and Vicksburg Street in Noe Valley. An artist is painting a mural on each building (two of them) surrounding the parking lot where the Farmer Market is held.