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Old 03-24-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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Nice! More pics, more pics! I love San Francisco. It has to be the most striking city in North America. The climate is bizarre. I've never seen such a drastic difference in climate in such a confined area as there is within the Bay Area, and even within the city of San Francisco itself (which is quite a small city actually).
Yes, more pix's,

Show us all them porn shops too.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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The fog is actually in the heads of anyone who buys rel estate in San Francisco! Seriously though, that must have been a great place to live 50 years ago.
I was born in SF. Grew up there in the 1950s through early 1970s. It was quite a place in those days. Most people I knew there from those times have left, priced out of their home town. One thing I loved as a teenager was having my monthly "fast pass" to ride anywhere in the city on the streetcars and buses. We would explore all over the place and walk every hill, every park and almost every neighborhood. What freedom and adventure that was, the finest street education imaginable. Without really realizing it was "learning" at the time, us kids learned so much about the real world by walking those streets and seeing what was going on every day. You name it, we saw it. Oh yeah, the fog too, the natural air conditioning. Within SF, the fog behaves differently. Mission District, Potrero Hill and SOMA (south of Market St) typically not as foggy or windy as Richmond, Sunset, Marina or Excelsior districts.
I've lived here in Orange County for the past 7 years, a much more sterile and bland place compared to San Francisco (most places are). We have fog too, but not the dramatic Bay Area stuff that floats and swirls around the Bay. Here it's just one big thick layer of clouds that drifts straight onshore and hangs around for awhile. Next thing you know its gone as soon as the sun heats things up a bit. About 95 percent of the time almost perfect weather, heat or AC are seldom needed.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Thanks for the pictures! Did you have a passenger snap pics while you drove? How was the weather, what temp? Probably comfy for me too and great cuddling weather
LOL... the weather was probably around 60-65 and windy. My neighborhood is usually the sunniest part of SF, but also gets some seriously high winds! Guess that's the trade-off, though it still keeps comfortably cool. Oh, and I shouldn't say this because it was dangerous, but I snapped those pics myself while driving (with my cell/Treo).
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Yes, more pix's,

Show us all them porn shops too.
I can find plenty of those on Broadway & Mission streets!

Don't have any other good pics yet, but maybe I'll go take some tomorrow... NOT from a car this time, lol.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Absolutely, 'gizmo', it's a great place to live.

The prices are 'crazy' because it is such a fabulous place and so many people want to live there. I've lived in a lot of cities and none can compare to the San Francisco Bay Area.

I moved there 35 years ago ... so young and all alone, but the City embraced me in every way. I have nothing but happy and fond memories of living in various parts of the Bay Area for 13 years. My only regret: selling our house and moving south (for work). Wish we'd kept it!
Amen! Just as in places like NYC, London, and other expensive cities, there's a reason it's so expensive... if people were willing to pay $1M for a condo in Podunk, Arkansas, they'd be asking for it too. I've lived in the Bay Area on & off since age 6, and it really is among the greatest places in the world! Where you live now (Oregon) is one of the only others I'd consider, but probably not until I'm a bit older.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Nice! More pics, more pics! I love San Francisco. It has to be the most striking city in North America. The climate is bizarre. I've never seen such a drastic difference in climate in such a confined area as there is within the Bay Area, and even within the city of San Francisco itself (which is quite a small city actually).
We have an expression around here, "If you don't like the weather, drive another mile!" We really do have an amazing range of climates, which I personally love. One day when I was living in Palo Alto, it was horribly hot, so I threw my dog in the car and drove to Pacifica... just 25 minutes away, and 30+ degrees colder!

Oh, and you're right about the city itself too... I live in the southeast side now, where it's typically sunnier and windier than other parts. The Sunset and Richmond districts are the foggiest, Downtown is kind of in-between, Presidio and North Beach are coldest, etc. Guess it's due to the topography (is that the right word?), since we're surrounded by water and hills.

And yes, it's very small for a metro. city - only around 49 sq. miles total - and since it's at the tip of a Peninsula, there's no room for expansion (another reason it's so expensive). Do you know the story behind the city of Colma?? For those who don't, it's a town of more dead than living people, since all the cemeteries are there... they made a law sometime in the 19th century, where no people are allowed to be buried in SF itself, due to lack of space. So they moved all existing ones to Colma, and built a bunch more over the years. Creepy, huh?

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Old 03-24-2007, 10:25 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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It looks and seems like a really nice place to live, so naturally it would be expensive.

Seriously I think you should rent there. Ask Gizmo what shes paying for a 3 bedroom house. Get two hot male roomates to split the rent which should cost around $2000 a month divide by three. The high paying jobs will benefit you, youll make so much more than in Florida. Also youll save $400 a month on a/c bills(just ask my dad)


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Yes, more pix's,

Show us all them porn shops too.

You must have meant pawn shop


Gizmo, ive been to SF once and I loved the weather and low clouds. Ive never seen clouds only 100 feet elevation. The ground was completely clear so it wasnt technicially fog. It felt like I was in the plane or on a high hill and looking up at the hanging clouds
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:49 PM
 
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I can find plenty of those on Broadway & Mission streets!

Don't have any other good pics yet, but maybe I'll go take some tomorrow... NOT from a car this time, lol.
Ok, Thanks for all the Pix's. I can appreciate trying to do it in traffic in San Francisco. I have done in Florida and it can get wicked in any type of heavier traffic. Something in Chinatown would be nice. Do you think they will let you take pics in that Science Exploratoran place near the Golden Gate Bridge? I always had to go see what was new in there. Loved it before it got all fancy. Like a permanent Science Fair.

Probably could go wild and make it a full time job just taking pix in San Fran. I finally broke down and got a proper camera to go traveling with. Big 2G memory card so I can just burn lots of pix's. My old camera the battery didn't hold out long enough.

The Pix to really get is on Treasure Island at night looking back at the lights of Oakland - San Fran in a very wide angle. Did Treasure Island get closed in all the base closing? I'm sure the Coast Guard Base is still open, talking back in the areas that were the old fill from the World Fair of 1930 whatever.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:02 PM
 
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You must have meant pawn shop

No, I really did mean Porn Shop.

One time I was going somewhere and had to go thru San Francisco. My older brother was also going out to the Pacific (He was career Army) and took some leave and met me in San Francisco. We were there for like two weeks, just got some old seedy hotel.

We had a good bundle of cash. We definitely saw all the sights and drank in all that culture, and I mean ALL of it. Ms Carol Dodo or whatever her name was, yeah we had to go see her too.

By the time we left, might have had to hit those pawn shops (got a lot of those too) a few times. It was worth it, we sure had fun. Parts of that town might still have red paint on it.

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Old 03-24-2007, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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No, I really did mean Porn Shop.
We had a good bundle of cash. We definitely saw all the sights and drank in all that culture, and I mean ALL of it. Ms Carol Dodo or whatever her name was, yeah we had to go see her too.
Oh, you mean Carol Doda, the famous 1960s silicone enhanced "entertainer" at the Condor Club on Broadway. Just down the street from the Purple Onion. She also owned Valhalla's restaurant on the Sausalito waterfront in the 1980s.
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