Tuesday, February 22, 2011

FRISCO: Nature and City

So most of my family lives in San Francisco and although I am not really found of cities in general I find San Francisco and exception. I lived  in San Francisco, California until the age of 12 and It is arguably one of the most beautiful city in the United States--a great combination of natural setting (hills, Bay, Pacific Ocean) and man-made beauty (lots of attractive parks, Victorian and other architecture, Golden Gate bridge). It's also within a few hours' drive of a great range of beautiful natural sites (redwoods, mountains, beaches that aren't too cold to set foot on). On a cultural lever Frisco is one of the most educated places in the country--they have a lot of incredibly smart and creative people running around (or maybe they seem smart to a 12 year old lol) . San Francisco also a very diverse and generally extremely tolerant place. Not to mention its restaurants and vibrant cultural activities. Not that there aren't downsides--it may be the most expensive place to live in the U.S., and the schools are struggling, so it's not a very family-friendly city. Also, the region's famously progressive leftist tendencies, while hardly monolithic, can get a little extremist and silly, although I'm a leftist myself. But aside for those typical problem every city in the US is a really nice that in fact bring me closer to nature than no other. The nice cold breeze down at the harbor, eating some chowder, next to the bay area wild life really connects my primitive self back to the outer world; I cant believe such a city really makes me feel alive.

28 comments:

  1. Great photograph :) That looks amazing would love to visit one day

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  2. beautiful picture. :o I would love to at least try living in a major city once.

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  3. yeah it a great city. i only stayed there for a week on my travels, but i liked what i saw. nice post!

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  4. I've always wanted to visit San Francisco but never gotten a chance. :/

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  5. Its too bad it will be destroyed by the mega quake

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  6. I have only been to San Francisco a few times, but I wholeheartedly agree, it is an incredible city, full of beauty and wonder.

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  7. That's a fantastic picture. I've always wanted to visit San Fransisco, and I'm so jealous of the fact that it stays basically the same temperature year round.

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  8. Amazing such a nice place is home to Michael Savage, haha.

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  9. what a beautiful picture, saved it : )

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  10. San Francisco really is great. I've lived in California all my life, but I've only been there twice. It's really a great city - so beautiful, such a great vibe/culture.

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  11. i was born and raised just outside of SF! :)

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  12. great picture, i live in the bay area :D

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  13. I'm hoping to finally make it to California later this year.

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  14. California is way too tall of a state T_T

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  15. One Day I hope to visit "FRISCO". it really is beautiful. And dirty harry was shot there.

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  16. You're making me want to go to San Francisco haha. My girlfriend has talked about it and makes me jealous that she has gotten to go...

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  17. i was there 7 yrs ago, loved it so much, thx for the share

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  18. San Fransisco is definitely one of the iconic US cities, and the picture is a good testament to that.

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  19. i've been there once, but i was really young. makes me wanna go back

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  20. Such a beautiful picture,
    I still find Japan to be one of the most beautiful places in the world though

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