Bohemian Club Building at Post and Taylor, San Francisco, California (Orton Effect)
This is the first time I've attempted to apply an "Orton" effect to a photo... I kind of like it :-) What do you think my Flickr friends? (I'd never eve heard of "Orton" until I joined Flickr!)
When I was in high school in the mid-1960's, we lived near "The City" of San Francisco, in Pacifica, California, and I fell in love with San Francisco forever. I hadn't visited in many years when in March 2007 my cousin and her husband treated me to a trip to Union Square and the Theater District - and we went to see the hit play "The Jersey Boys" at the Curran Theater on Geary Street. (The play was absolutely FABULOUS!) Before and after the play, we walked around the area of Union Square and just enjoyed the beautiful weather, the "street scene", the cable cars, and the interesting and historic architecture. What a great day in a great city!
MORE INFORMATION ON THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO:
The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the fourteenth-most populous in the United States, with a 2006 estimated population of 744,041. San Francisco is the second most densely populated major city in the U.S. San Francisco is located on the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean to the west, the San Francisco Bay to the east, and the Golden Gate to the north.
In 1776, the Spanish settled the tip of the peninsula, establishing a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush in 1848 propelled the city into a period of rapid growth. After being devastated by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt.
San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, an eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, its large LGBT population, and its peninsular location. There are more than 50 hills within city limits. Famous landmarks include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, Coit Tower, and Chinatown.
The San Andreas and Hayward Faults are responsible for much earthquake activity, even though neither passes through the city itself. It was the San Andreas Fault which slipped and caused the earthquakes in 1906 and 1989. Minor earthquakes occur on a regular basis. The threat of major earthquakes plays a large role in the city's infrastructure development. New buildings must meet high structural standards, and older buildings and bridges must be retrofitted to comply with new building codes.