Prior to the 1850s, Nob Hill was called California Hill (after California Street, which climbs its steep eastern face), but was renamed after the Central Pacific Railroad’s Big Four – known as the Nobs – who built their mansions on the hill… The neighborhood was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, except for the granite walls surrounding the Stanford, Crocker, Huntington and […]
Saturday morning at Lands End in San Francisco.
San Francisco — In 1956, the Golden Gate Bridge had been in operation for just under 20 years. The historic Sutro Baths building was still standing, although the baths had been replaced by an ice skating rink in 1937. You could spend the day at Playland-at-the-Beach, just across the street from Golden Gate Park; Playland shut down in 1972, and […]
I didn’t go inside the Legion of Honor on my recent San Francisco trip, although I’d love to explore this art museum someday. This time I had to be content with the view from outside, which is pretty impressive all by itself.
On Saturday morning I was on my way to Lands End in San Francisco, riding a Muni bus westbound along Geary Boulevard; I had made this trip before and I fully expected the bus would drop me off at Point Lobos and 48th Street, not too far from the Cliff House. But for whatever reason, this particular bus made a […]
A few images from my recent visit to the aquarium at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.