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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.

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: SF Ranger Profile and Ride-along

For this week's Scenes of the City we rode along with RPD Marcus Santiago for a couple of his patrol hours and documented his routine to show the enormity of his job.

All photos and copy by Joseph Schell

Scenes of the City: Forage SF-Edible Wild Food Walks

For this week's "Scenes of the City," we tagged along on an edible food forage in Golden Gate Park. Instructor Kevin Feinstein of Forage SF guided a small group of students through areas of Golden Gate Park, all the while pointing out edibles and informing the class how to best harvest, prepare and consume the plants. While foraging in Golden Gate Park is illegal, it's not illegal to learn about what we can eat in the city around us.

All copy and photos by Joseph Schell

Scenes of the City: Dogs at Play

For this week's "Scenes of the City", we visited several dog parks including Bernal Heights, Duboce Park and Corona Heights and captured some of the city's dog owners, dogs and dog parks.

All photos and copy by Joseph Schell

Trixie (right) and Shannon stop for a quick photo in Duboce Park.

Scenes of the City: Burrito Joints and Taco Trucks

By now, you've probably heard (or commented on) our naming (by blind taste test) of the top 7 burritos in San Francisco.

For this week's "Scenes of the City," we turned to a few of San Francisco's burrito joints and taco trucks that make all the magic possible.

All Photos and Copy by Joseph Schell

 

Chorizo, white onion, cilantro and tomato sizzle on the stove top at Papalote in NOPA.

Scenes of the City: Meet Your Cougar Valentine Party @ 111 Minna

For this week's "Scenes of the City" we attended the Meet Your Cougar Valentine Party at 111 Minna. Although the scene was a bit like an awkward high school dance at times, as the drinks flowed, people loosened up and the cougars and cubs came out of their dens.

Photos and Copy by Joseph Schell

Scenes of the City: Street Portraits in the Castro District

For this week's Scenes of the City, we went to the Castro District and captured a dozen or so street portraits of the people passing by near Castro and Market streets.

 

All photos and words by Joseph Schell

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