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Commuting - San Francisco style...

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 26 May 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

7:26 AM

When I first arrived here in 1970 - my first job was just south of Market at 5th and Howard Streets - and this was my ride in. I lived up in Pacific Heights and would take the electric trolley bus down to the cable car line and transfer. What a great way to start the day - holding onto the rail and letting the chill, moist air blow in your face.

Speaking of which - it was time for me to get to work...

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A commute for wild eyed young men with wire hair on their chest. best...jerry

26 May 2010 5:32am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Un style particulier en effet qui fait tout le charme de ta ville

26 May 2010 5:39am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great wide panoramic, Sthephen, so genuine SF style!

26 May 2010 6:36am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this wide angle shot

26 May 2010 6:40am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A complete dream,it´s always so amazing hearing from somebody who lives somewhere that I´ve only ever seen on TV.A place that is so far removed from my own home and lifestyle.Isn´t AM3 a great way of making the world a whole lot smaller :-) Cheers Stephen !!

26 May 2010 8:06am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Love these shots of S.F.

26 May 2010 10:51am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such a perfect San Francisco moment. Love the colors in this!!

26 May 2010 11:48am

JPS from Le Havre, France

The famous cable car.. a day perhaps...

26 May 2010 2:30pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

This city has some of the most interesting structures and streets. I've been aware of it since I was a kid watching "The Streets of San Francisco". I've given away my age. Of course I was only about 4:-) I see you've been playing in the street again:-)

26 May 2010 3:41pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

when I started work at 14, it was a short ride away on my push bike..."You Yanks have all the glamour". ;>)

26 May 2010 4:07pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

the only way to travel...brings back fond memories!

26 May 2010 4:49pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'd give my right arm to be able to photograph these old trams in motion!

26 May 2010 8:02pm

@Curly: Hi there, Curly. You hang on to that right arm my friend. You might note that the finger that triggers the shutter is attached to the hand that is attached to that very arm. When you get here - you'll probably want that arm - right where it is!

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Love your little chat with Curly.....and love that old public transportation you used to use.....sounds like a much better way to get to work than in an oil guzzling car!!! And like the street scene too!!!!

26 May 2010 11:49pm

cathy from moon, VA, United States

Beautiful shot, Steve. Boy, does it bring back memories! Thirty-five years ago, I commuted on those very cable cars. Thanks for the chance to remember those days.

27 May 2010 12:22am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie scène de rue.

27 May 2010 7:43pm