IF YOU’RE GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco is a particularly photogenic city. It’s not just the landmarks, like the Golden Gate Bridge or the Palace of Fine Arts, it just has a quality to it that makes it photogenic. The California light mixes with the fog rolling in off the bay, and the rise and fall of the city sprawl over the tightly packed hills keeps even straightforward street scenes interesting. I walked miles and miles around the city, from the Presidio to Coit Tower and almost back again. This time around I deliberately avoided the tacky tourist mecca of Fisherman’s Wharf, and tried to get height by scaling Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Coit Tower and the Intercontinental Hotel.