San Francisco, a metropolis alive
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.
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.
San Francisco is made of fifty hills, giving to the city streets such an unusual look.
The cable-cars of San Francisco are the last tramways on rail in the world still running permanently.
SF has a large asian community and one of the oldest chinatowns of the United States.
Part of the city, street art is everywhere, embellishing the streets with disconcerting and transcendent murals.
In 1971, a group of women founded the « women’s building » to promote projects supported by women in the bay of San Francisco.