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above Cole Valley

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 9 December 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

It has been suggested by a few - that I post more images of my home town of San Francisco. So I'll plan to do just that. I have images set to go for the next two weeks - but for today - and going forward after the holidays - I will present more photographs of this fair city. Promise.

Today - Cole valley.

A lovely and quiet residential village in the heart of the City - just to the north of Twin Peaks. The community is well served by public transit and anchored around a quaint neighborhood shopping district. There are several really good restaurants. Cole valley represents an ideal urban place to live.

The Haight-Ashbury district is just north of Cole Valley - before the trees in the distance running across the image. The spires of Saint Ignatius Church are at the upper left. Near center at the top - is the tower and surrounding buildings of Lone Mountain College. To the right of that - is a small glimpse of San Francisco Bay - and hills of Marin County, beyond.

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Lunamania from Oakland, United States

I like this perspective and how you've captured the neighborhood on a sunny day. I'm looking forward to more SF shots.

9 Dec 2008 5:11am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

looks a very nice plce to live, nice shot

9 Dec 2008 6:19am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Lovely framing, I like how you've inluded the church on the top left.

9 Dec 2008 8:29am

Anthony from Bielefeld, Germany

very pretty,nice scene.

9 Dec 2008 9:52am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much this urban view, typically californian, I remember.
Good shot.

9 Dec 2008 10:45am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Well done.

9 Dec 2008 10:57am

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Nice picture, lovely town.

9 Dec 2008 3:22pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you lol I love San Francisco, I was there once for only 4 days and it wasn't enough...I loved it, more more more photos please lOL

9 Dec 2008 3:24pm

@Lorraine: Thanks for the enthusiasm, Lorraine. It is sometimes easy to forget the beauty we have close to home. I've already loaded images for the next couple of weeks. The next few days will have us about an hour north of here - in the Napa Valley wine country. You have me commitment to posting more images of San Francisco starting right after the holidays. It is always good to hear from you.

Marcie from United States

Love your point-of-view. Am looking forward to seeing more of the city thru your camera lens!!!

9 Dec 2008 4:37pm

@Marcie: Thanks for the kind words - as I said in my response to Lorraine - you can count on more San Francisco images to start off the New Year.

grant from kansas city, United States

like a storybook view - just great!

9 Dec 2008 6:56pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

What amazes me more is that we can travel all around the globe, just sitted in the sofa... If once we get the chance to view the place, live, with our own eyes, we can say "I've already seen this...."
Fantastic view Stephen!
Thank you very much for sharing!

9 Dec 2008 7:09pm

@Rui: I appreciate your kind words and thoughts. I very much enjoy the connection of words we have at A Minus 3. Yet it is important to remember that there is no substitute for actually being somewhere - to actually experience the light, sounds, smells, and contact with local people that we find as we travel.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice cityscape.

9 Dec 2008 9:44pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful point of view giving a good view of this area
Glad your going to be posting more shots of your area, I havent been there so look forward to seeing it through your shots

10 Dec 2008 2:48am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Nice overview; I like rooftops; as you post more, I'm hoping you zero in on individual subjects and details.

10 Dec 2008 4:14am

@Viewfinder: Thanks, my friend - I try not to disappoint you...

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

This is a stunning shot Stephen, the area shouts respectability with a homely feel to it. Perfect vantage point for this shot. I'll take the little house lower right with the tower...!

10 Dec 2008 5:02am

@Observing: Ah, the little two-story home at Belvedere and Carmel Streets. Excellent choice, Mike. May I come over for tea? Thanks.

melodia from ffm, Germany

i think this is a very nice compositioned urban picture, like it very much. looks like a place where people like to live at.
thank you for the information, was interesting to read. hope to see that town some day ... ,)

10 Dec 2008 11:02am

@melodia: ...you should, you should visit us!

willow from Chelsea, United States

Ooooo!!!! I like this image - so much depth and detail.

11 Dec 2008 6:15am