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Title 111 places in San Francisco that you must not miss / Floriana Petersen ; photographs by Steve Werney.
Author Petersen, Floriana, author.
Publication [Cologne, Germany] : Emons Verlag GmbH, 2018.
Edition Revised 8th edition.
Description 230, 4 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Call # 917.9461 P
Series 111 places.
Summary San Francisco: the home of hills and valleys, of dreamers and trailblazers, of hippies and hipsters. From the gold rush to the Golden Gate, the City by the Bay has always basked in the glow of its colourful and celebrated history and world-renowned landmarks. But for those who live and love on this compact seven-mile by seven-mile metropolis, San Francisco is a treasure trove of unusual neighbourhood sights and places that sparkle with the allure of hidden pleasures and local lore. Discover a stairway that transports you from the depths of the ocean to the heights of outer space; take a spin class amidst the grand elegance of a repurposed 1920s movie palace; or slide down a century-old sundial that sits at the centre of what was once California's first racetrack for cars. This is the real San Francisco. Strung together, the 111 experiences gathered here tell the B-side story of the city once romantically known as the Paris of the West.
Contents 140 New Montgomery : it's all about communication -- 826 Valencia : reading, writing, and "Ahoy, matey!" -- 1450 Noriega Street : where the heiress robbed a bank -- Alhambra Theater : a cinematic workout -- Anchor Brewing Company : born and brewed in San Francisco -- Angel Island Immigration Station : exclusion runs in the blood -- The Antique Vibrator Museum : a history of good vibrations -- Arion Press : lost and foundry -- The Audium : seeing with your ears -- Balmy Alley Murals : struggle and change -- Bar Agricole : keeping it local -- The Battery : old world, new school -- The Bay Lights : The Bay Bridge gets its bling -- The Beach & Park Chalet : upstairs, downstairs, in Golden Gate Park -- The Beat Museum : still on the road -- The Beehive: retro forward -- Billionaires' Row : life on the Gold Coast -- The Bohemian Club : a private place for powerful men -- Bourbon & Branch : the password-protected speakeasy -- Buena Vista Park : a magical hush -- Building One : a sinking treasure -- Building 95 : if a tree falls in the forest ... -- Casa Cielo : "Sunny Jim" Rolph's love nest -- Chinese Telephone Exchange : 1500 names on the tip of the tongue -- Clarion Alley : these walls can talk -- The Cloud Forest : communing with nature on Mount Sutro -- The Condor Club : death by piano -- Conservatory of Flowers : home to the beautiful and the bizarre -- Cow Palace : from moo to Who -- Creativity Explored : art for all -- Crissy Field : from airfield to House of Air -- David Ireland's house : artist as hunter -- Dashiell Hammett's Apartment : where the Maltese Falcon took flight -- The F-Line : a journey back in time -- Flora Grubb Gardens : coffee and air plants, anyone? -- The Fly-Casting Pools : angling for a good time -- Fog Bridge : a walk in the clouds at the Exploratorium -- Forbes Island & The Taj Mahal : boats by any other name -- Foreign Cinema : dinner and a show -- Fort Funston : where humans take to the sky -- The Frank Lloyd Wright Building : a mid-century jewel in the Barbary Coast -- Gallery 6 : the ghosts of Vertigo at the Legion of Honor -- The Gardens of Alcatraz : planting life on "the Rock" -- Glen Canyon Park : a time machine to the San Francisco of yore -- Glide Memorial Church : can I get an amen? -- Grace Cathedral Labyrinths : a maze for meditation -- The Green Roof : the Academy of Sciences goes "underground" -- The Hallidie Building : ahead of its time -- Headlands Center for the Arts : using creativity as a weapon -- Heath Ceramics : very "Made in America" -- Hunter S. Thompson's House : Fear & Loathing in San Francisco -- Hunter's Point : a flourishing artist colony in a shipyard -- Ingleside Terrace Sundial : time is on its side -- Institute of Illegal Images : a "trip" to the museum -- The Interval at Long Now : for thinkers and drinkers -- Kabuki Springs & Spa : wet, naked, and hot -- Lands End : a mystical walk through history -- The Lefty O'Doul Bridge : in memory of a hometown hitter -- LeRoy King Carousel : round and round we go -- Levi Strauss & Co. : birthplace of the 501 -- Lyon Street Steps : where health meets wealth -- Macondray Lane : tales of the city -- The Malloch Building : for those who appreciate curves -- Maritime Museum : a "shipshape" exhibition space -- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial : a fountain for reflection in Yerba Buena Gardens -- Mavericks : a surfer's nirvana -- Mechanics' Institute : home to books and rooks -- Mission Creek Houseboats : islands in the storm -- Mission Dolores Cemetery : where the bodies are buried -- The Monastery Stones : relics in the Botanical Garden -- Moraga Street Steps : stairway to Heaven -- Musée Mécanique : a penny arcade on the Embarcadero -- National Cemetery Overlook : a graveyard with a view -- Nimitz Mansion : secret views from Yerba Buena -- The Observation Tower : a castle in the trees at the de Young -- Ocean Beach : hanging ten on city waves -- ODC : put on your dancin' shoes -- Old Skool Café : serving up second chances -- The Parrots of Telegraph Hill : as free as a bird -- Patricia's Green : from parkway to park -- The Phoenix Hotel : rock 'n' roll crash pad -- Pier 24 Photography : a private collection goes public -- Pier 70 : industrial ruins with a waterfront view -- Pink Triangle Park : the only memorial of its kind -- Point Bonita Lighthouse : overlooking an underwater graveyard -- Portals of the Past : a bit of history and the occult on Lloyd Lake -- The Presidio Pet Cemetery : final resting place for the furry and feathered -- Project Artaud : the artist factory -- The Ramp : Fog City's hangover cure -- The Rock Colony : where music legends lived and "free loved" -- The Rousseaus : one man, many facades -- Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church : worship in the house of jazz -- Saints Peter and Paul Church : home base of a neighborhood -- Sam's Grill : a historic chophouse with a fishy past -- San Francisco Art Institute : all hail Diego Rivera -- SoundBox : the new cachet of classical music -- Stow Lake : the ghost of the White Lady -- Sutro Heights Park : a garden of earthly delight -- Swedenborgian Church : sacred space hidden in plain sight -- Tenderloin National Forest : a quiet sliver of green amid the chaos -- Tessie Wall Townhouse : home of a trigger-happy madam -- Tin How Temple : the How of Tao -- Tosca Café : still cool (thanks to Sean Penn) -- Toy Boating on Spreckels Lake : it's anything but child's play -- Transamerica Redwood Park : secrets of the pyramid -- UCSF Medical Center Park : public art en plein air -- Van Ness Auto Row : when cars were kings -- Vermont Street : the thrill of S curves -- Warrior Surfer Mural : reflection of a neighborhood -- Wave Organ : shhh ... listen -- Wood Line : the art of sticks and stones.
Subject San Francisco (Calif.) -- Guidebooks.
California -- San Francisco. (OCoLC)fst01204481
Genre Guidebooks. (OCoLC)fst01423871
Guidebooks.
Addl. Author Werney, Steve, photographer.
Alt Title One hundred eleven places in San Francisco that you must not miss
One hundred and eleven places in San Francisco that you must not miss
ISBN 3954516098 (paperback) :
9783954516094 (paperback) :

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