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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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A Magical Journey Around The City by the Bay

A hilly city with water on three sides, a steep street with eight curves, cool, foggy summers and warm winters, people from all over the world, sourdough bread, fresh crab, gelato, and dim sum, gingerbread houses called "painted ladies," cable cars, fire boats, and pedicabs, even abandoned ships buried beneath its buildings and streets... What city is this? San Francisco, the city by the Bay.

It has been my home away from home and one of the world's places to see before you die. Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area!

North Beach and Poetic Murals

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Saint Peter and Paul Church, Washinton Park, and Coit Tower

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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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Alcatraz Island, Pier area, and Ghirardelli Square

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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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Lombard Street, San Francisco houses, and Fire Station #28

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Old September 8th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #4
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Really very nice photos from San Francisco really great
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Old September 8th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #5
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SF is a charming city with its architecture unique to north america. You feel like you're walking around a european city!

Great pictures and thanks for sharing!
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Old September 9th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #6
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Really very nice photos from San Francisco really great
Your welcome Christos!

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SF is a charming city with its architecture unique to north america. You feel like you're walking around a european city!

Great pictures and thanks for sharing!
Yes, indeed. It is has the most European vibe of most American cities in my opinion.

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Old September 9th, 2009, 03:25 AM   #7
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great weather

I don't like when people say that certain NA cities are the "most European".

I can see why one would make that comment but Europe is such a diverse part of the world and it is such a generalization. Many North American cities have attributes which are reminiscent of Europe. Perhaps San Francisco is like a modern day Lisbon or Istanbul with it's streetcars, hills, temperate climate and water views. The bottom line is that San Francisco has it's own flavor. It has Asian, American West, English and Spanish influences but is undeniably American. For a west coast city it has a real traditional "establishment" feel while keeping it's young and airy free spirit. Best of both world's in my opinion.

There are roughly 12 North American cities which seem like NA/Euro hybrids and some of them are in Canada. Most are in the Northeast, a few are in the South. San Francisco is it's own beast. I like the city for having such a strong identity while being so young and progressive. That is hard to pull off on this side of the world.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 04:10 AM   #8
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I don't like when people say that certain NA cities are the "most European".

I can see why one would make that comment but Europe is such a diverse part of the world and it is such a generalization. Many North American cities have attributes which are reminiscent of Europe. Perhaps San Francisco is like a modern day Lisbon or Istanbul with it's streetcars, hills, temperate climate and water views. The bottom line is that San Francisco has it's own flavor. It has Asian, American West, English and Spanish influences but is undeniably American. For a west coast city it has a real traditional "establishment" feel while keeping it's young and airy free spirit. Best of both world's in my opinion.

There are roughly 12 North American cities which seem like NA/Euro hybrids and some of them are in Canada. Most are in the Northeast, a few are in the South. San Francisco is it's own beast. I like the city for having such a strong identity while being so young and progressive. That is hard to pull off on this side of the world.
I always find myself agreeing with your sentiments. As a resident of SF myself, I say spot on assessment. San Francisco will always be San Francisco. No imitations
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Old September 9th, 2009, 04:37 AM   #9
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Yes, both of you are correct. I had also seen that its not completely European or American but its just completely San Franciscan, while growing up in here. Here are the interiors of St. Peter and St. Paul, which is one of my favorite church in the city.

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Wonderful interior. It is hard to believe that is in California with all it's seismic activity.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 07:41 AM   #11
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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #12
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Chinatown (Portsmouth Square) and Financial District areas

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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #13
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Transamerica Pyramid, Chinese Cultural Center, and Coit Tower

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Old September 11th, 2009, 12:50 AM   #14
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Great shots! No doubt SF is one of the most interesting cities in North America.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 05:50 AM   #15
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A special city with a whole lot of soul, thanks for the tour
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Absolute beauty. I love San Francisco! Wonderful shots!
Thanks for posting them.
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Beautiful! I want more
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Old January 27th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #18
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Awesome....
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Let me revive this thread like a phoenix!

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