San Francisco, within its very finite boundaries, contains a seemingly infinite number of diverse worlds. They mix, spill into each other, and co-exist in ways that can be as breathtaking as the natural topography they cover.
The images and information presented here are intended to offer a glimpse of what can be seen and experienced in the different areas of San Francisco. Most of the photos were taken between 2007 and 2010, all from publicly accessible vantage points.
Go out and play. This section includes a set of guides designed to lead you through many celebrated and locally loved areas of San Francisco on foot and via public transportation.
The postcards were obtained at antique shows and paper fairs in and around San Francisco in 2008 and 2009, and scanned for this site. Postcards with writing were selected over those without, to include more local history than just the pictures alone.
Comments about this site overall may be submitted here. To comment about a specific area of San Francisco, navigate to a neighborhood page from the list.