This week’s Lens Artists Challenge, selected by Sofia is Urban Environments (click on the link for Sofia’s take and other takes on Urban Environments).
Well you’ve got your New York; your Boston; your Montreal; your Las Vegas; and your Los Angeles. All swell towns in their own right, and I’ve been to ‘em all..
Give me San Francisco. And don’t call it Frisco, and really don’t call it San Fran.
There’s three routes in, and two of those require a bridge. The Bay Bridge enters The City from the East Bay.
The Bay Bridge dumps you into downtown and the high rise canyon.
Downtown San Francisco is a place on the move.
There’s a mixture of old and new.
There are saints.
And there are sinners.
There’s a bounty of foods for every taste.
There’s street art, often times political, sometimes controversial. Below two murals in The City’s Hispanic section, the Mission District.
Below, detail from the International Longshoremen’s Memorial dedicated to the waterfront strike of 1934. The mural is sited at the location where two strike participants were fatally shot.
To get to The City from the north you take this other bridge.
San Francisco is a peninsula, located between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Roughly seven miles from downtown is old Fort Point, located under the Golden Gate Bridge. From the fort you can watch Pacific waves hit the shore.