Train, trolley, and bus, Part 1

Suisun marsh

You may have noticed by now that I really enjoy shooting photos while traveling — as in, literally going down the road (or track, as the case may be). Sometimes my favorites of these shots aren’t especially good photography, but I don’t mind too much because they manage to capture some memorable or transient detail that otherwise might have been lost. They also serve as reminders to me of places I’d like to revisit more closely. I’m drawn to the bright and colorful as well as the neglected and run-down. I wanted to share a collection from my visit last summer to San Francisco; but I found there were so many images I decided to break them down into two separate posts. All the photos were shot in August 2022 except for one, which dates from August 2019. Also don’t forget that clicking on any of the newer images will give you an enlarged view.

Train crossing

Abandoned boat, Carquinez Strait; Benicia-Martinez Bridge in background (right)


From the Bay Bridge; Alcatraz (center) cruise ship at Pier 27 and Golden Gate Bridge (left)

2019 — my first time at the new Transbay Terminal (with tetchy bus driver!)

I’ve shot this mural on Geary before but it always impresses me

Abandoned theater, Outer Richmond District

Seems an appropriate name!

Geary and Masonic

There are a few different church buildings along Geary, and every time I pass on the bus I promise myself to revisit each of them for a closer look. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet managed to keep that promise.

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Gough Street

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, O’Farrell Street

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