The ruins of the Sutro Baths at Lands End on the western edge of San Francisco.
Quite a few of our recent Wordless Wednesdays have focused on the western parts of the city. Here are some previous posts:
Wordless Wednesday: Orizaba
Wordless Wednesday: Lake Merced Abstraction
Wordless Wednesday: Windmill (Golden Gate Park)
In addition, there is our video and article about Lake Merced.
Looking south on Orizaba Avenue in southwestern San Francisco from Lakeview and Ashton Mini Park. You can read more about our visit to this spot in this article.
Lake Merced in the southwest corner of San Francisco. Hipstamatic photo with a multi-exposure lens.
View north from Washington Mews, a small alley near Washington Square Park in Manhattan. I liked the juxtaposition of building shapes and styles.
Every so often I worry I’m posting the same picture twice. This was one of those times 😸
The Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
You can find out more about the windmill and its history at outsidelands.org
Plaza of 550 California Street, at Kearny Street, San Francisco.
The “Glory Hole” spillway at the Monticello Dam at Lake Berryessa, California.
To me, this modernist home in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco represents the height of “California Cool” of the 1950s and 1960s (even if it was probably built more recently). It stood out from the more conservative brick-and-stone mansions to either side.
A study in geometry and texture at Lafayette Park in San Francisco.
There aren’t a lot of examples of Brutalism in this architecturally conservative city, but the exception seems to be medical centers. This one of several medical buildings with Brutalist facades. The photo was taken on a rather dreary and rainy day.