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Old 04-24-2007, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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We talked once about doing photo tours, and I had volunteered to do some for San Francisco... well, I haven't had time for a real photo excursion, but have been snapping pics with my cell phone camera. It's surprisingly good for a cell (Samsung Blackjack, for the curious), so they're worth sharing. Anyway, I'm starting with a quick tour of the Southeast districts, since that's my 'hood - and one that's greatly overlooked in San Francisco! It's not where the tourists generally go, but I think it's a darned good place to live... so diverse & vibrant, quiet, and still very convenient to the downtown areas. Oh, and as the "owner" of this thread, I'll kindly ask you to refrain from starting any debates or social/political commentaries - thanks!

I'll start with Visitacion Valley, which is near the Cow Palace & Daly City:

Row houses near Visitacion Ave.


View from a local school


Mural depicting the diverse population & agricultural history


Former church, converted to produce market (there's a new church a few doors down)


Rainy sidewalk & Chinese shops


John McLaren Park




One of the many community parks in Visitacion Valley



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Old 04-24-2007, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Default Excelsior District

Here are a few from the Excelsior District, which is just west of Visitacion Valley - South Mission street & Alemany Blvd., more or less.

Row houses & view of the hills


Gorgeous mural of the Excelsior people & sights




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Old 04-24-2007, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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And the more well-known Mission District, which is one of the most unique neighborhoods in San Francisco!





(sorry this one's crooked - but it kinda looks cool that way )


Translation: "We have beautiful blouses for ladies!"


Ritmo Latino music store


Teenagers hanging out


Old theater for sale


Small mural & larger one




Another old theater
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:22 AM
 
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I love San Francisco. Such a cool city. Really one of the most unique places in the US. Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:42 AM
 
Location: England
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Damn I need to go back to SF soon what a great place
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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Default Good Job!

That is one beautiful city! And I can't believe how clean it is! San Francisco is one of those places I would love to visit before I die.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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Thanks for sharing! San Francisco is one of my favorite cities to visit. I need to spend more time in the Mission District next time.
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Glad you're all enjoying the pics! Yes, San Francisco is both a great & unique city... and I'm surprised yet happy to hear it being called clean.

I'll post more pics when I get a chance...
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Awesome pics. I, too, love SF. I really enjoyed walking around the Mission district. Southeast looks very nice too. The rowhouses you showed on Visitacion Ave look like those you'd find in Staten Island, NY. And the view from the football field is amazing! I don't know whether I'd be focused on the game or the view!

Staten Island...
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Good pixs, Giz! Thanks for the happy ride!
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