Showing posts with label San Fransisco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label San Fransisco. Show all posts

26 February 2014

China Town: San Fransisco 1899


San Francisco's Ross Alley, "Street of the Gamblers"by Arnold Genthe.

13 March 2012

Aftermath of San Francisco earthquake 1906

You can see many different photos from the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake but I think this one is a little unusual. It takes us right down to ground level, you can sense the complete devastation of the city. The foundations showing, if the quake didn't completely destroy the buildings it was generally the fire that did. As far as the eye can see the same picture continues, rubble. Wonder what the person with the horse cart is doing? Looking for materials to reuse?

25 August 2011

San Francisco, 1906 Earthquake. Fire damage

Another example of a photo taken from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. What most people don't realise is that the bulk of the devastation was done by fire. The earthquake did cause huge structural damage but the fire spread and virtually flattened anything left. Insurance companies at the time did not protect people from earthquakes and so anything left standing was rumoured to be torched and left to burn for insurance to pay out.


13 August 2011

Cliff House, San Francisco 1900's

Cliff House seems like a huge hotel/resturante planted on the edge of a cliff. It has been there since the mid 1800's in one form or another. The current state and website looks really impressive worth a trip for the San Fransisco views.

14 June 2011

Golden Gate Bridge construction 1930's

The Golden gate bridge San Fransisco!  Under construction in the mid 1930's. Having gone over the bridge a number of times I can honestly say its amazing, very large and exposed to the elements. Worth the $35m budget and 4 years to make.