Thursday, June 9, 2011

Photo: San Francisco From Above

When my flight left San Francisco International Airport bound for Vancouver, it understandably flew pretty much straight north above San Francisco Bay. My seat on the port side of the plane was, in a way, appropriate, as it gave me the chance to watch San Francisco recede into the horizon. This is probably the best of the images I took of it from the air; I remember thinking "so it really DOES look like on the Muni maps, after all."

It also underscores how flat a city it seems to be - not geographically, but in terms of the cityscape outside the Financial District. From this angle, it doesn't look like there's anything much taller than two or three stories anywhere in the Richmond or the Sunset. I know San Francisco has had that whole "no Manhattanization" thing going on, but not even things like seven- or eight-story apartment blocks seem to be in evidence outside downtown.

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