San Francisco Chinatown circa 1900 A family servant walks an elaborately dressed young boy along a street in San Francisco's Chinatown -- possibly a holiday trip to visit relatives. Photograph by Arnold Genthe.
California Street in San Francisco / photo by Chris Chabot.the first time i drove in san francisco was quite nerve qracking but the city is one of the most interesting ive ever visited, immensely diverse.
San Francisco Cable Car Museum - not just a museum but the power house for the system. The cables that the cable cars grip to get up the hills are pulled through the streets by the big wheels in the power house.
Once, 125,000 Italian-Americans inhabited the one-square-mile neighborhood known as North Beach. They infused it with a ambience reminiscent of the villages they came from, populating it with cafés, small butcher and cheese shops, and a civilized pace. As other parts of the city became more expensive and fashionable, new ethnic groups flocked to North Beach: working class Irish, Peruvian, Mexican, French, Portuguese, and Chinese. In the 1950's and 60's, poets, artists, hippies and others…