Picture of the Transamerica Pyramid through the window of Coit TowerThe private social club is located at the top of Nob Hill and it was founded in 1889. This was one of the few structures to survive the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.Moses receives the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.Sculptor: Frank Happersberger. Dedicated to the City of San Francisco in 1894. The monument was a gift of philanthropist James Lick, who died in 1876, left $100,000 to the City for the creation of The central rotunda, surrounded by the lagoon.The You should reserve tickets *early morning*, but you can access the connecting bridge only.With the temporary skating rink and the huge christmas tree - and with part of the Dewey Column and the famous Westin St. Francis Hotel in the background.The skyscrapers of the Embarcadero Center in the background.At the bottom of the Filbert Steps.The Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline with its 260 m (850 ft) hieght. It contains 48 floors and was built between 1969 and 1972.

This building was the headquarters of the Transamerica Corporation wich is now a subsidiary holding company of AEGON. But Transamerica was founded by that A. P. Gianni in 1930 who had also been the head of Bank of Italy which became later the Bank of America.As seen from the Telegraph Hill in the late afternoon.Located at 666 Filbert Street… :)The most populous city named after Saint Francis of Assisi is San Francisco.The structure's beautiful dome is the fifth largest in the world, even higher than the United States Capitol.Sculpture of the Pioneer Monument. After the discovery of gold near Sacramento in 1848, an epic gold rush sees 60,000 'forty-niners' flock to California's Mother Lode.The structure features seven-foot-thick walls and multi tiered constrution.The Palace of Fine Arts is a grandiose building wich was originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. This is the only structure of the few surviving ones which is still situated on its original site.

The Palace intended to stand only for the duration of the Exhibition. Although it hadn't been built of durable materials, it was so beloved that it was saved from demolition.

After years of various uses, in 1964 the building was reconstructed in permanent materials. Still in that decade it became home to the Exploratorium (an interactive museum) and the Palace of Fine Arts Theater.Around the rotunda rows of Corinthian columns frame the walkway.This steep, one-block section of the Lombard Street consists of eight tight hairpin turns, wich make it one of the crookedest streets in the world.Burial ground of several Malaysian leaders and politicians. It is like a half-folded umbrella.Kismarton is the Hungarian name for Eisenstadt… as viewed from the California Street.
The cap is indirectly illuminated from a 64 m (210 ft) tall tower at the top of the Telegraph Hill.

The art deco tower was built in 1933 at the request of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the city of San Francisco. She was a well-known volunteer firefighter and an eccentric character of her time.

Despite of her special intrest and relationship with firefighting, the tower was allegedly not designed to resemble a fire hose nozzle… :)This is a Roman Chatolic Church in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, which is known as Looks like there is a gulch on the other side of California Street - but it's just the steep Jones Street.The exit from the interior of the building is through the windows. The ladder from the lowest level of the fire escape to the ground is folded up to prevent persons (such as burglars) from accessing the fire escape from the ground.The figure of Eureka at the top of the Pioneer Monument, with 'forty-niners' in the foreground.As seen from Point Lobos.The Golden Gate Bridge's paint color is orange vermillion, also called international orange (CYMK 0%, 69%, 100%, 6%). 

Architect Irving Morrow selected the distinctive orange color because it blends well with the span's natural setting and it also provides enhanced visibility for passing ships.

The term Golden Gate refers to the Golden Gate Strait which is the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean, and not related with the color of the bridge.As seen from Fort Point.

On the picture one can find the dome of the Palace of Fine Arts, the pinnacle of the Transamerica Pyramid, the Coit Tower and the pillars of the Bay Bridge.… from Marina Green.Atop the colonnade there are weeping women in every corner.Frieze sculpture at the top of the rotunda, inspired by the Greek culture.After the windy part, the Lombard Street continues through the Telegraph Hill neighborhood, until it becomes Telegraph Hill Boulevard, where vehicles can access the Coit Tower. Funny, that behind the hill Lombard Street starts again for 2 blocks and finally terminates at The Embarcadero.The switchback's design was born out of necessity in order to reduce the hill's natural 27% grade, which was too steep for most vehicles to climb. The speed limit in this section is 5 mph (8 km/h).It is like a folded umbrellaBurial ground of several Malaysian leaders and politicians.Burial ground of several Malaysian leaders and politicians.The upper level is for the womenThe upper level is for the women