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San Francisco Bay looking up into the hills of Marin

Market Street is an important thoroughfare in San Francisco, California. It begins at The Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Building at the northeastern edge of the city and runs southwest through downtown, passing the Civic Center and the Castro District, to the intersection with Corbett Avenue in the Twin Peaks neighborhood. Beyond this point, the roadway continues as Portola Drive into the southwestern quadrant of San Francisco. Portola Drive extends south to the intersection of St. Francis Boulevard and Sloat Boulevard, where it continues as Junipero Serra Boulevard.

 

Market Street is the boundary of two street grids. Streets on its southeast side are parallel or perpendicular to Market Street, while those on the northwest are nine degrees off from the cardinal directions.

 

Market Street is a major transit artery for the city of San Francisco, and has carried in turn horse-drawn streetcars, cable cars, electric streetcars, electric trolleybuses, and diesel buses. Today Muni's buses, trolleybuses, and heritage streetcars (on the F Market line) share the street, while below the street the two-level Market Street Subway carries Muni Metro and BART. While cable cars no longer operate on Market Street, the surviving cable car lines terminate to the side of the street at its intersections with California Street and Powell Street.

 

Construction

 

Market Street cuts across the city for three miles (5 km) from the waterfront to the hills of Twin Peaks. It was laid out originally by Jasper O'Farrell, a 26-year old trained civil engineer who emigrated to Yerba Buena, as the town was then known. The town was renamed San Francisco in 1847 after it was captured by Americans during the Mexican-American War. O'Farrell first repaired the original layout of the settlement around Portsmouth Square and then established Market Street as the widest street in town, 120 feet between property lines. (Van Ness now beats it with 125 feet.) It was described at the time as an arrow aimed straight at "Los Pechos de la Chola" (the Breasts of the Maiden), now called Twin Peaks. Writing in Forgotten Pioneers.

A wash of intense color in a January sunset.

 

Thanks, as always, for stopping by and for all of your kind comments -- I appreciate them all.

 

:copyright: Melissa Post 2015

 

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On San Francisco Bay near Alcatraz. And we did have a bit of rain from those clouds :-))

 

Thanks, as always, for stopping by and for all of your kind comments -- I appreciate them all.

 

:copyright: Melissa Post 2014

 

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Mallard Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA

Skyline von San Francisco von der Anlegestelle auf Alcatraz aus gesehen

I don't know if they caught anything other than a great view. The seagulls got their picnic dinner. Full moon at Fort Baker,CA and looking into San Francisco.

nineteen ... nineteen ... nineteen ... nineteen eighty-five.

Mallard Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryF9p-nqsWw&feature=kp

 

... in San Francisco

High on a hill, it calls to me

To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars

The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care..

  

Sanfrancisco Mountains northwest of Flagstaff, AZ

It was a sunny summer day in chilly San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge was framed in a vibrant sky. Copyright: Sweezey Pictures/Ken Sweezey

Lands End Trail, San Francisco, California

203 / 365 - The Portal

 

Large On Black

 

Not much to say about this shot... Just San Francisco in all of its glory...

 

I would like to mention though that I spent at least 3 hours today with all 3 of my bags filled with lighting equipment, stands, lenses, tripod, etc... And I didn't even end up needing lights for this shot... I have no idea what I'm gonna do next year, the thought of actually going somewhere without carrying around 40lbs worth of equipment on my back just sounds unnatural to me at this point...

 

Camera Info: Nikon D700 | 14-24mm (ƒ/2.8G) @ 14mm | ƒ16 | ISO 200 | 30s — Camera on tripod

 

From a series of morning bridge shots back home from travels. It follows several days of very hot weather, warm, moist air hitting cold ocean to produce this thick fog. #6 on Explore.

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Here is the bridge

 

Over the water

   

Here is the place

 

Where the sun came up

   

Here is a season

 

Dry in the fireplace.

   

Here are the ashes.

 

The days are beautiful.

 

~ Ann Lauterbach (from the poem "Hum")

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