San Francisco, a metropolis alive

Financial district view from Twin peaks

In 1906, the city of San Francisco was completely destroyed by a huge fire caused by an earthquake. Later, SF was rebuilt under the urban shape that we know today.

San Francisco from the bay

San Francisco from the bay (photo by B. Hervé)

As the Eiffel Tower, the Transamerica pyramid was harshly criticized, considered as incongruous with San Francisco’s urban setting. It’s today, with the Golden Gate bridge, one of the symbols of the city.

Transamerica pyramid

Transamerica pyramid (photo by B. Hervé)

San Francisco is made of fifty hills, giving to the city streets such an unusual look.

Street in San Francisco

Street in San Francisco (photo by B. Hervé)

The cable-cars of San Francisco are the last tramways on rail in the world still running permanently.


Cable-car (photo by B. Hervé)

SF has a large asian community and one of the oldest chinatowns of the United States.


Chinatown (photo by B. Hervé)

Part of the city, street art is everywhere, embellishing the streets with disconcerting and transcendent murals.

Murals in Chinatown

Murals in Chinatown (photo by B. Hervé)

In 1971, a group of women founded the « women’s building » to promote projects supported by women in the bay of San Francisco.

Women's building

Women’s building (photo by B. Hervé)

Women's building

Women’s building (photo by B. Hervé)

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