San Francisco, the vibrant city on the bay. Ornate buildings, bay windows, dynamic cultural communities and that famous red bridge.
An alleyway around Union Square which is home to the Irish Bank Pub and outdoor tables for dining and drinking; Looking through autumn trees to an America flag at the apex of an ornate old triangular building on Market Street as the sun goes down.
A taxi arrives at a Hostel hidden in the back of an alleyway around Union Square; Stencil graffiti of decadent poet Arthur Rimbaud down an alleyway near Union Square.
One of the many long and steep sets of steps around this hilly city, this one leading up Russian Hill is surrounded by a tunnel of green vegetation.
A little bird perches on a Russian Hill street sign, in front of characteristically ornate street lights and bay windows; The distinctive Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill, seen from Russian Hill through a mess of power lines.
Early morning sunlight peaks through the trees, a bay window and cast iron fence of a house on Russian Hill, where gardens are lush, hills are steep, and streets are often just a narrow set of steps.
In San Francisco even laundromats have bay windows and are situated on steep hills, in this case Nob Hill; Beautiful floral graffiti paints the brick wall and door in an alleyway off Union Square.
The famous Powell and Mason Cable Car heading down hill on a small steep Nob Hill residential street.
Two typical Nob Hill houses, one blue and one red, complete with ubiquitous bay windows; The American flag flutters outside Grace Cathedral on the top of Nob Hill.
A woman with a coffee waits outside a Nob Hill corner grocery store early in the morning.
An early morning delivery of fresh bread in North Beach waits in paper bags outside an Italian Cafe; An apricot danish, lattes served in beer glasses and a couple cozy in a dark corner at the old beatnik hangout Cafe Trieste in North Beach.
Eating freshly cooked crab from one of the many street stalls at Fisherman’s Wharf.
A seagull flies over boats moored at Fisherman’s Wharf; Two different types of gulls, one white and one brown, sit on Fisherman’s Wharf waiting for discarded food.
Tourists pose on the Golden Gate Bridge to have their photo taken against a backdrop of the city and bay; A vendor is surrounded by steam and he cooks and sell fresh crab at a Fisherman’s Wharf street stall.
A stack of crabs ready in front of the register at one of the many street stalls at Fisherman’s Wharf; A white yacht sales across the bay on a peaceful and sunny Saturday morning.
The distinctive and iconic red cables of the Golden Gate Bridge looking out over the bay.
The inside of Mission Dolores the oldest building in San Francisco, ornate wooden ceiling and humble pews, lit in a golden light from the window; A statue of St Francis of Assisi beneath a tree in the Mission Dolores cemetery, the Mission being founded in his name in 1776.
A seat at Bakers Beach looks over the unique Californian coastline in the famous San Francisco fog.
A seagull flies past the basking seals at Pier 39, whilst the Golden Gate Bridge and hilly landscape is visible behind them; A family, rugged up against the fog, strolls along Bakers Beach with the Golden Gate as a backdrop.
A beach fisherman sits on driftwood at Bakers Beach and waits; Looking across red vegetation in the sand dunes along Bakers Beach to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.