Ornate entrances with traditional pillars common among the homes in Pacific Heights, San Francisco.
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Ornate Entrances of San Francisco – Touch of Red
It was a joy to capture the grand doors, the moldings, the touches of gold leaf, the entry gates, the clipped boxwood, the exquisiteness of them all in Pacific Heights, San Francisco.
Ornate Entrances of San Francisco – Classic
Strolling through the Pacific Heights, San Francisco, neighborhood lined with beautiful old homes, one is inspired by the architecture and the design of ornate entrances.
Historic Homes in Pacific Heights
The main attractions of Pacific Heights, San Francisco, are the stunning mansions and historic buildings. Pacific Heights was first developed as a neighborhood in the 1870s with a series of small Victorian homes. Many of these were lost during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and were later replaced with period homes. Even today, the neighborhood is characterized by its wealth of Victorian-style architecture.
Here are two historic homes that look similar but have different porch entrances.
Alcatraz from Pacific Heights
Alcatraz Island is a small island in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco, California. The island was developed in the mid-19th century with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, and a military prison. Here are views of Alcatraz from Pacific Heights.
Viewing the Clouds
Grassy hilltop parks, Lafayette and Alta Plaza, in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, with benches provide sweeping views of the city and dramatic cloud formations.
Views from Pacific Heights
Pacific Heights is a posh residential enclave known for its architecturally significant homes in San Francisco. A pair of grassy hilltop parks, Lafayette and Alta Plaza, and the Lyon Street Stairs provide sweeping views of the bay.
Colors in the Harbor
Colors on the boats and harbor at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco add to contrast to the clouds in the sky
Clouds over the Bay
Spectacular clouds over the bay viewed from San Francisco …..
Exploring the Bay
A boat leaves Fisherman’s Wharf for a cruise around the bay in San Francisco and one returns after the trip
Gathered on the Wharf
Posting some images from a short trip to San Francisco. The ever present sea lions and birds on the wharf with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. The sea lions camped out in PIER 39’s West Marina have been endearingly coined The PIER’s “Sea Lebrities!”
Rising Above the Fog
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco rises above the fog. The Golden Gate Bridge has an influence in directing fog as it pushes up and pours down around the Bridge. The fog hugs the ground and then the warm, moist air condenses as it moves across the bay or land.
Painting the Bay Bridge
An artist paints the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland in California
Bay Bridge San Francisco
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, known locally as the Bay Bridge, is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 260,000 vehicles a day on its two decks.
Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco
Posting a series of images of bridges across the country and the world.
The 1.7-mile-long Golden Gate Bridge, an icon of the San Francisco Bay region, connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. At its completion in 1937, the suspension bridge was considered an engineering marvel—the longest main suspension bridge span in the world.
Yachts by the Bridge
Yachts are moored by the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Flying by the Bridge
Birds fly by Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco oblivious to the dramatic layer of fog over the ocean
Above the Fog
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco rises above a layer of fog over the Pacific Ocean
Looking at Golden Gate Bridge
More than 10 years in planning due to formidable opposition, but only four years in actual construction, the Golden Gate Bridge brought the communities of San Francisco and Marin counties closer together.
Here is a view of the bridge with traffic leaving San Francisco towards Marin County …..
Majestic Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Opened in 1937, the single-suspension span is anchored by twin towers that reach skyward 746 feet, and was once taller than any building in San Francisco. To support the suspended roadway, two cables, each more than 7,000 feet in length and both containing 80,000 miles of wire stretch over the top of the towers and are rooted in concrete anchorages on shore.