These are shots from my hometown, San Francisco.
Local residents call it The City.
The City is dynamic and always changing.
I often say that moving to San Francisco was the best decision I’ve ever made. I think that one of the reasons that I am still alive is that there is an overall generosity of spirit among the people who were born here and who choose to live here. The other way of saying it is to say that The City has a high degree of tolerance for eccentricity.
I live in Hayes Valley and there are at least two parks within walking distance from my house.
The first is Alamo Square Park which was established in 1857.
I remain clueless as to what the name of this flower is. Thank you to the first person who will tell me. It also looks as if it grows wild.
Golden Gate Park is also close to my house.
This shot was taken in Golden Gate Park in the Spring of 2014.
When I feel ambitious I’ll walk up into Pacific Heights to look at the Bay.
This shot of the Bay was taken from Pacific Heights in 2012.
I love graffiti art and its political commentary. There is no better neighborhood for it than San Francisco’s Mission District. I take my camera out and walk through the “Mission” at least three times a week. There is always a random collage somewhere, like this one on Valencia Street.
The other thing I love about San Francisco is its sense of humor. It’s everywhere:
There is a hectic beauty to our downtown. This shot was taken on Market Street at Montgomery Avenue.
The last thing I want to say about my home is this: I came here seeking safety, and I found it.
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