September 14, 2010

Mission District, San Francisco


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photo by Donald Kinney

While the rest of San Francisco is draped in it's morning fog, the Mission District is often sunny and bright in it's own little, almost tropical micro-climate.   Nice enough to put a smile on anybody's face!



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photo by Donald Kinney

Because of it's usually nice weather the Mission District is sometimes called San Francisco's "Banana Belt", but I think the area is better suited for growing roses.



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It's not difficult to find stunning examples of Victorian architecture in the Mission District. We call these our "painted ladies" and most owners have lovingly restored and carefully maintained their highly decorative fa├žades.

This fine example is on 24th Street, but a plethora of great Victorians can be found on the side-streets of the Mission District and other parts of the City.

I'll have a few more new photos from the Mission District tomorrow, but CLICK for my Mission District set of images on my "big" site.




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6 comments:

Janell Rhiannon-Chavez said...

I had no idea a window could be so ornate and colorful. It looks like a fiesta...painted lady...learned something new first thing in the morning.

Mulleh said...

Love the first picture!
Great photos!

m e l i g r o s a said...

wow great eye donald, as always! :D
xxo.m

AphotoAday said...

THANKS, JANELL, MULLEH, AND MELIGROSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Such brilliant colors on those murals. Thanks for directing me to your "big" site. I seem to always forget it is there.

Tomate Farcie said...

The roses shot is outstanding!!!

 
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