With more than fifty hills within the city limits, San Francisco is definitely a "look up, look down" place. I fell in love with her, with a layover of six hours, en route to Hawaii when I was only eighteen-years-old. I knew, someday, I would make the Bay area my home and I moved here just after New Year's Day forty years ago. I am just as in love with this city where cable cars climb "halfway to the stars" as I was
when I was eighteen.
While I am a Tony Bennett fan and even got to hear him sing "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" at the San Francisco Opera House several years ago, my favorite song about the city is "On a San Francisco High," penned by Jerry Holland and performed by his beautiful wife, Sony Holland. It is on my phone, tablet and computer and I play it everywhere I travel when I'm feeling a little lonely for this city which has been my home now for over half my life.
Here are a few "look up, look down" photos taken recently.
Looking down at Alcatraz and at the dome of the Palace of Fine Arts,
built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition
An affluent neighborhood built on San Francisco hills
Imagine carrying groceries up all these steps!!!
San Francisco encompasses a land area of only about 46.9 square miles.
The Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline.
Looking down toward North Beach landmark, Saints Peter and Paul Church,
and up at Coit Tower
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