I love visiting cities, since they are packed with people and various cultures, like enormous ant farms. While San Francisco may not be as big as you would've imagined (comparing it to New York which I've visited a few years ago), it's still very diverse and full of surprises. After a few days of getting used to it, I think I finally found just what I was looking for: a beautiful cosmopolitan metropolis that won't leave you indifferent.
Remember the TV show from the 70's, called The streets of San Francisco? I remember it existed, but can't really recall much of it. Nevertheless, it's still a very suitable title for one of the most fascinating things I've seen so far (no shit sherlock): the streets of San Francisco, ranging from wide avenues in the city center to cute little streets of Chinatown. Buzzing with shops, people, smell of marijuana, street artists and shouting preachers, it's almost weird you still feel safe pretty much everywhere. And to let you know what I'm talking about, I've prepared a special gallery focused just on the them. Enjoy the show.
A performer entertaining people on Market street, one of the main roads of San Francisco
Senior citizens playing chess. Right next to them, a game of street dice was taking place.
The peaceful South of Market, where I live. It kinda feels like the countryside.
The colorful scene of China Town
One of the few cable car lines still working. Looks familiar?
The busy downtown
Flashy nightlife in North Beach (Little Italy). You can see the Transamerica pyramid in the back.
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