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Stop Atop 'The Crooked Street'

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 6 October 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Cable Car Stop at Lombard & Hyde - San Francisco

Dawn. A fairly crowded Cable Car headed away from downtown and towards the bay. It looked as though there was a still or video camera in just about every pair of hands. A perfectly beautiful morning.

By the way: In the United States - The San Francisco Cable Cars are the only official National Historical Landmarks that move. And that's a fact.

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Liang from San Francisco, United States

haha! everytime i go to the crooked street i find the powell street cable car. nice!

6 Oct 2010 5:09am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, looks a great place

6 Oct 2010 5:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Something so special about the light . . it seems almost to be toying with Time.

6 Oct 2010 7:04am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

The light and composition are lovely Stephen! The location is similar to one John Schlesinger used in the film 'Pacific Heights'!

6 Oct 2010 11:04am

Marcie from Boston, United States

A wonderful sense of balance and light in this one!

6 Oct 2010 11:57am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Love the lighting here...

6 Oct 2010 2:45pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Stephen -I love the light and cameras! But also the guy standing there...Say, if you ever get a chance, check out Vermont Street running (one way) south from 20th ST down to 22nd ST
east of McKinley Sqaure (not far from Bayshore Fwy)....and tell me if you don't think that Vermont Street is even MORE crooked than Lombard...but shhhh, it's a secret, and the houses aren't nearly as posh.....Anyway, just a thought :-D

6 Oct 2010 5:05pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Probably the only moving monuments in the world!
However, the best part of the story for me is the man contemplating a move down the hill, he looks so completely detached from everyone else.

6 Oct 2010 6:05pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic shot!

6 Oct 2010 6:50pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Wonderful composition of busy lives! great photojournalism!!!!

6 Oct 2010 11:51pm

Wilson of Waterbury from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

How many times have I stood right there ... and will again!

7 Oct 2010 12:42am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great capture.
I have been away for a while and I can see I have lots to catch up on.

7 Oct 2010 2:04am

David from Detroit, United States

Great shot. The strong light and the misty atmosphere in the distance are great. It is a reminder to look before taking that first step...

7 Oct 2010 3:25am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Such tourists:-)

7 Oct 2010 1:43pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

the lighting is quite stunning, and interesting to know that about the trams

7 Oct 2010 2:14pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

I agree with Ronnie - and I love the way it was said - the light as though toying with time - This is such a cool shot. The way the man stands there as though to "fall" into the city - and all the others still on the ride!
Fantastic image. Love it!

7 Oct 2010 3:32pm