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Russian Hill Morning

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 6 September 2017 in Cityscape & Urban.

( 2013 )

Fog is slowly parting across The Golden Gate. The image was taken from atop Telegraph Hill.

Canon EOS 5D 1/2000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 125 mm

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Existence Artistique from Angers, France

une intéressante recherche

6 Sep 2017 6:29pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Why did they name it Russian Hill?

6 Sep 2017 7:41pm

@Curly: There was a small Russian Cemetery atop the hill - dating back to the Gold Rush. The cemetery was eventually moved but the name stuck. There was not much of a Russian presence here in the 19th century but just to the north - there was a well developed Russian fur trade which ran from Alaska to within 100 km of The Golden Gate. The Russian River is a popular resort area less than two hour's drive above San Francisco.

Canon EOS 5D
1/2000 second
ISO 200
125 mm