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Photo Essay #8: Three Hours in San Francisco

I jumped on the Powell Street cable car for a few blocks to grab some motion shots.

I jumped on the Powell Street cable car for a few blocks to grab some motion shots.

I know very little about San Francisco, but I can tell you that everyone who’s spent time there has told me I’d love it. So when I had the chance to pop in and out for a work trip last week, I made certain I could carve out three hours for a good walk to explore at least a few neighborhoods.

Walkable.com rates San Francisco as the second most walkable city in the U.S. after New York City. Looking at a two-dimensional map, that makes complete sense to me.

Down the hill and across the water, you can see the San Francisco Bay Bridge lit by thousands of LED lights now.

Down the hill and across the water, you can see the San Francisco Bay Bridge lit by thousands of LED lights now.

But I’d have to ask the folks at walkable.com if they accounted for the extraordinary hills in the city (I’m thinking: no). If it hadn’t been for the amount of walking I regularly do, I’m not sure I could’ve covered so much ground.

For those of you who know SF, my route took me from my hotel on Market Street to Union Square to Chinatown for dinner. Afterwards, I headed up Columbus to Little Italy, over to Nob Hill, and back down to Market Street. It really is gorgeous city–incredibly colorful–and everyone I met was super-smart, pleasant and chill. I’ll go back any time.

Click here to see the full, colorful collection of photos on the BSP’s sister blog, Big Scout Photography.

(Btw… I know I’ve been shooting a lot of pictures of late, and I promise I’ll be getting back to other assorted posts quite soon!)
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