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Scene of the City: SF Carnaval

For this week's Scenes of the City we hung out on Saturday and Sunday in the Mission capturing the Carnaval celebrations. Dancing, smiles and lots of good times made for a unforgettable two days.

Scenes of the City: Commutes in Motion

The Baylink Ferry leaves a streak in the night while heading north into SF Bay.

Scenes of the City: Ocean Beach

For this week's Scenes of the City, we headed out to Ocean Beach and chatted up a few people taking advantage of this sudden spell of good weather.

Behind-The-Scenes Jim Marshall Photos of Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Concert on View @ SF Arts Exchange

Johnny Cash, Folsom Prison 1968. © Jim Marshall Photography LLC

Last year, Chronicle Books published Pocket Cash, a stunning book of Johnny Cash images by world-renowned rock photographer and San Francisco native Jim Marshall. The local legend passed away last year, but he continues to live on through his incredible body of work. Now, you have the chance to see some of the shots from the book come to life in a special exhibit at the San Francisco Arts Exchange.

Scenes of the City: Fleishhacker Pool House

This week, our Scenes of the City photo series takes us to SF’s Fleishhacker Pool, once the largest pool in the world. In its heydey, it held 6 million gallons of water and could accommodate 10,000 swimmers. It was so large that the life guards needed row boats. Fed by saltwater from nearby Ocean Beach, the pool was equipped with gaudy diving towers, swings and diving boards. 


Fleishhacker Pool, taken in 1925, courtesy of a private collector (note the Pool House in the background left).

Built in 1925, the pool was the vision of philanthropist banker Herbert Fleishhacker. After several decades of high times, the pool succumbed to outflow drain problems after storms.

Scenes of the City: Street Portraits in North Beach

For this week's "Scenes of the City" we're adding to our ongoing series of street portraits of different San Francisco neighborhoods (check out Castro Street Portraits here). We staked out at Washington Square Park in North Beach and captured some of the people milling about.

Photos by Joseph Schell

On their way to a "vintage optical store" on Polk Steet, Lee (left), 20, and Sara, 22, enjoyed each others company at a bus stop near the park.

Scenes of the City: Love in San Francisco

A couple enjoys the view from Twin Peaks.

In this week's edition of Scenes of the City, we're celebrating Valentine's Day with some appropriately lovey images. While 7x7 did not ask each and every one of these people if they were "in love" (which might have gotten awkward) they all appear to be sharing a moment with a special someone or two.

All photos and copy by Joseph Schell

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