Filbert Street, San Francisco
Two blocks south of Lombard St., San Francisco’s crookedest street in the world, is the steepest street in San Francisco. In the district called Russian Hill, on a tourist-crowded weekend in summer, all the camera-people are busy trying to come up with a new and creative way to capture the corkscrew of Lombard Street. Walk 2 blocks south and turn left onto Filbert Street, too steep for an easy stroll, but worth the effort to find a new image. Half-way down the steep sidewalk, it came to me. What would happen if I tilted my camera?
California, and especially San Francisco, needs the support of tourism. Any time of year you’ll find the right weather for those iconic images you are always looking for. Take the cable-car and get off at Filbert Street to find these leaning buildings.
Photograph America Newsletter issue #109 - San Francisco in the Rain is about photographing SF in the rain. Several sunny days in January spoiled my theme so I walked the streets to find some unusual images.
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Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.