San Francisco CA

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, San Francisco, CaliforniaLooking through autumn trees to an America flag at the apex of an ornate old triangular building on Market Street as the sun goes down, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, CaliforniaStencil graffiti of decadent poet Arthur Rimbaud down an alleyway near Union Square, San Francisco, California

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 set of steep steps around the hilly city, these ones on Russian Hill surrounded by a tunnel of green vegetation, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, CaliforniaThe distinctive Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill, seen from Russian Hill through a mess of power lines, San Francisco, California

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 sunlights peaks through the trees, 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, San Francisco, California

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 perched on the side of a hill, in this case Nob Hill, San Francisco, CaliforniaBeautiful floral graffiti paints the brick wall and door in an alleyway off Union Square, San Francisco, California

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 a small steep Nob Hill residential street, San Francisco, California

The famous Powell and Mason Cable Car heading down hill on a small steep Nob Hill residential street.

Two typical Nob Hill houses with bay windows, one red and one blue, San Francisco, CaliforniaThe American flag flutters outside Grace Cathedral on top of Nob Hill, San Francisco, California

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 corner grocery store on Nob Hill early in the morning, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, CaliforniaAn 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, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, CaliforniaTwo different types of gull, one white and one brown, hanging out at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, CaliforniaA vendor is surrounded by steam as he cooks and sells fresh crab at a Fisherman's Wharf street stall, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, CaliforniaA white yacht sales across the bay on a peaceful and sunny Saturday morning, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, CaliforniaA statue of St Francis of Assisi beneath a tree in the Mission Dolores cemetery, the Mission being founded in his name in 1776, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, CaliforniaA family, rugged up against the fog, strolls along Bakers Beach with the Golden Gate as a backdrop, San Francisco, California

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, San Francisco, CaliforniaLooking across red vegetation in the sand dunes along Bakers Beach to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

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.

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