San Francisco Cable Car

One of the last photographs on my list of things to try and capture in San Francisco were the famous Cable Cars. I walked almost the entire length of the three remaining lines (approximately 5 miles) looking for good viewpoints and working out where the sun would be. Starting at the Maritime National Historical Park, I had planned to ride the tram up Hyde Street but the queue time was well over two hours. Whilst it was an uphill walk from the waterfront, it only took about ten minutes to get to the corner of Francisco Street. The afternoon sun was in the right place and after a short wait Cable Car Number 13 came up Hyde Street. The house on the right is quite unusual and not typical architecture for this area of the city. In the background, across the Bay is the famous Alcatraz Island.

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