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Columbus Avenue

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 8 December 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

A cloudy Sunday morning in San Francisco. Columbus Avenue is the broad and busy diagonal thoroughfare which connects the Financial District with North Beach and then ending near Fisherman's Wharf.

The pointy building where Columbus Avenue begins is the TransAmerica Pyramid. The green building near center is the Zoetrope Building - owned by filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. The green of the structure is solid copper-plate. Should you visit San Francisco - I would suggest this as a 'must see'.

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Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A wonderful perspective on strange shapes! I love the soft tone colors. Nice day to you.!

8 Dec 2009 6:17am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Zoetrope Building certainly looks like a fascinating place. Did you get any closer shots of it? I'd like to see a photo head on like yours but closer up. Having said that, it could be a recipe for getting run over!

8 Dec 2009 6:57am

@Mike: Good to hear from you as always. I have several closer shots and will try to get one posted as soon as I can - these are busy days right now - in addition to being in the middle of several work projects - I'm also preparing to move. I will try to avoid being run over, Mike - playing out amid the traffic is my specialty

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

After the snap I would have headed straight to Victoria Pastry on Stockton for a Napoleon : ]

8 Dec 2009 7:26am

@ordinaryimages: Oh my most wise friend - Cannoli would be my choice - I'll meet you there right after our shoot! By-the-by - I was scraping ice off the windshield in the Mission District this morning around 6:30 AM. Brrrr.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I remember this corner, great shot and thanks very much for posting it :)

8 Dec 2009 8:10am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great catch..... wonderful perspective.... makes me long for a vacation.......

8 Dec 2009 4:06pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

I've copper plated a few roofs in my time "but the whole building" that would be a must see for me..Thanks for this shot Stephen.

8 Dec 2009 5:01pm

@Jeff: It is impressive. I would have loved seeing it when it was first built. I certainly wouldn't alter this patina at this point. Best to you, Jeff and thanks.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Que de souvenirs pour moi !

8 Dec 2009 5:04pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Fantastic view - just wonderful! And I know I'm a bit weird, but the hotel on the right could almost pass as a train coach alongside the vehicles!

8 Dec 2009 7:32pm

Marah Saoudi from Morocco

It is fascinating a beautiful architectural mixture, very beautiful prospect

8 Dec 2009 7:42pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Amazing looking Buildings. love the movement in the cars

8 Dec 2009 7:46pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Good grief!!! You know how to do that...scape ice with a lens cap? best...jerry

8 Dec 2009 11:50pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Thanks for the heads-up, Stephen, I'm here in April, so my eyes will be on this location. Love the motion of the city that you've captured here.

10 Dec 2009 4:55am

k@ from Paris, France

I remember the district and like a lot the angle you chose here with the busy yellow bees rushing in !

10 Dec 2009 1:21pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a faaabulous angle Stephen -- i still owe you comments on the previous shots -- i keep forgetting i can't 'do' that while here at work... they are too beautifully 'risque'... ;)

10 Dec 2009 2:39pm