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More highlights from exhausting week in San Francisco, pt 1

210-ft Coit Tower (1933), offers panoramic views over the city and bay from atop Telegraph Hill; Lillie Coit was a wealthy socialite (and funded the Tower) who smoked cigars and wore trousers long before it was socially acceptable

210-ft Coit Tower (1933), offers panoramic views over the city and bay from atop Telegraph Hill; Lillie Coit was a wealthy socialite (and funded the Tower) who smoked cigars and wore trousers long before it was socially acceptable

The Beaux-Arts SF City Hall (1916)  has a dome 42 ft taller than that of the US Capitol; Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married here in January 1954 and Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated here in November 1978

The Beaux-Arts SF City Hall (1916) has a dome 42 ft taller than that of the US Capitol; Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married here in January 1954 and Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated here in November 1978

The original rainbow flag (1978) was displayed at the small GLBT Historical Society Museum; San Francisco has the highest estimated percentage of gay and lesbian individuals of any of the 50 largest U.S. cities, at 15%

The original rainbow flag (1978) was displayed at the small GLBT Historical Society Museum; San Francisco has the highest estimated percentage of gay and lesbian individuals of any of the 50 largest U.S. cities, at 15%

Lombard Street is a popular tourist attraction but Filbert St. between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets is the steepest—31.5 degrees; among major cities, San Francisco has the second-highest percentage of residents with a college degree, behind only Seattle

Lombard Street is a popular tourist attraction but Filbert St. between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets is the steepest—31.5 degrees; among major cities, San Francisco has the second-highest percentage of residents with a college degree, behind only Seattle

After a section collapsed in the 1989 earthquake, the Eastern span replacement of the Bay Bridge was the most expensive public works project in California history ($6.5 billion) and is the world's widest bridge according to Guinness World Records

After a section collapsed in the 1989 earthquake, the Eastern span replacement of the Bay Bridge was the most expensive public works project in California history ($6.5 billion) and is the world's widest bridge according to Guinness World Records

Famous people from SF include Scott Adams, OJ Simpson, Robert Frost, Ansel Adams, Steve Jobs, Bruce Lee, Mel Blanc, Jerry Garcia, Clint Eastwood, Monica Lewinsky, Stephen Breyer, Dian Fossey, Jack London and Tucker Carlson

Famous people from SF include Scott Adams, OJ Simpson, Robert Frost, Ansel Adams, Steve Jobs, Bruce Lee, Mel Blanc, Jerry Garcia, Clint Eastwood, Monica Lewinsky, Stephen Breyer, Dian Fossey, Jack London and Tucker Carlson

The San Francisco skyline has dramatically changed since this photo from Alamo Square with the Painted Ladies in 1985; as of 2019, 52.1% of San Francisco residents were born outside of the country

The San Francisco skyline has dramatically changed since this photo from Alamo Square with the Painted Ladies in 1985; as of 2019, 52.1% of San Francisco residents were born outside of the country

The city lies near the San Andreas Fault which was responsible for both the 1906 and 1989 quakes; tourism contributes significantly to the local economy ($10  billion) with 26  million visitors in 2019

The city lies near the San Andreas Fault which was responsible for both the 1906 and 1989 quakes; tourism contributes significantly to the local economy ($10+ billion) with 26+ million visitors in 2019

This mural, City Life (1933), is by Victor Arnautoff who was supervisor of the mural project at Coit Tower; the murals formed the pilot project of the Public Works of Art Project, the first of the New Deal federal employment programs for artists

This mural, City Life (1933), is by Victor Arnautoff who was supervisor of the mural project at Coit Tower; the murals formed the pilot project of the Public Works of Art Project, the first of the New Deal federal employment programs for artists

The 1996 St. Mary's Cathedral is the mother church of the Catholic faithful in the Bay Area; among major cities, SF has the highest median household income at almost $125,000

The 1996 St. Mary's Cathedral is the mother church of the Catholic faithful in the Bay Area; among major cities, SF has the highest median household income at almost $125,000

The first San Francisco cable car line serviced Clay Street starting September 1, 1873; before the 1906 earthquake the city had 600  cable cars in operation but with the rebuilding much of the transit system was converted to newer streetcars

The first San Francisco cable car line serviced Clay Street starting September 1, 1873; before the 1906 earthquake the city had 600+ cable cars in operation but with the rebuilding much of the transit system was converted to newer streetcars

In the mid to late 1800s, most of the Italian immigrant fishermen settled in the North Beach area and fished for local delicacies like dungeness crab; Fisherman's Wharf has declined in popularity in recent decades

In the mid to late 1800s, most of the Italian immigrant fishermen settled in the North Beach area and fished for local delicacies like dungeness crab; Fisherman's Wharf has declined in popularity in recent decades

After the 1906 earthquake, Del Monte Foods rebuilt their fruit and vegetable processing facilities into Plant No. 1 which at the time was the world’s largest cannery; today, The Cannery consists of 30  shops and restaurants

After the 1906 earthquake, Del Monte Foods rebuilt their fruit and vegetable processing facilities into Plant No. 1 which at the time was the world’s largest cannery; today, The Cannery consists of 30+ shops and restaurants

Sea lions first starting appearing at Pier 39 in September 1989; each winter, the population can increase up to 900, most of whom are male; during the summer months, the sea lions migrate south to the Channel Islands for breeding season

Sea lions first starting appearing at Pier 39 in September 1989; each winter, the population can increase up to 900, most of whom are male; during the summer months, the sea lions migrate south to the Channel Islands for breeding season

Pier 39 is a very kid-friendly attraction along the Embarcadero between Pier 33 (Alcatraz ferry) and Fisherman's Wharf; the Pier features a 2-story carousel, Aquarium of the Bay, street performances, lots of shops and eateries plus the lovable sea lions

Pier 39 is a very kid-friendly attraction along the Embarcadero between Pier 33 (Alcatraz ferry) and Fisherman's Wharf; the Pier features a 2-story carousel, Aquarium of the Bay, street performances, lots of shops and eateries plus the lovable sea lions

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