Christopher Hall

My photos from around San Francisco. A way to annoy myself as I struggle with various templates that I don't like and only barely present things the way I want. This latest version has a comments feature which actually works, so relieve my workday tedium and make a comment today.

Friday, September 30, 2005

China Basin

A shot of the operator's house at the Fourth Street Bridge in China Basin. The bridge is currently being seismically retrofitted and renovated. The bridge was originally built in 1916.

Thursday, September 29, 2005


Wednesday, September 28, 2005


At the former Union Iron Works, San Francisco

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


View from my kitchen window.

Monday, September 26, 2005


Seen in Dogpatch, Potrero Hill.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

San Francisco Streetcar

This streetcar saw years of service in Milan, before it was purchased by Muni to run the Market Street F Line. Most of the Milan cars are orange, this one is an exception.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Levin Scrap Metal

This scrap metal dealer on Third Street seems to have gone out of business, and it looks like something new is going on inside the building.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Old Truck Trailers

These old trailers belonged to the FJ Burns trucking firm. There are quite a few old trucks and trailers parked around the Burns warehouse, and seem to have been sitting and rusting there since the early 80's.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Tin Building

Steam plant, Pier 70, San Francisco waterfront.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Abandoned PGE Plant

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Land of the Free

Mission Street

Monday, September 19, 2005

Chinatown Sidestreet

Sunday, September 18, 2005

San Francisco Neon by Night


Bush Street, Nob Hill

Buddha Bar, Grant Street, Chinatown

Leavenworth, between Bush and Sutter Streets

Ritespot Bar, Folsom Street

Guerrero and 17th, 500 Club

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Slovenia, Potrero Hill

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Squirt Bottle

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Hidden Past

This old sign for - presumably - a drug store, is now showing through, after the paint that had covered it wore off. This is at Valencia and 22nd, where Boogaloo's now operates.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Abandoned Waterfront

Exterior of Warehouse 6

View of Crane 27 from Warehouse 6

Office in Abandoned Warehouse

Safety Board Outside of Shipyard

Pair of Shipyard Cranes

Interior of Warehouse 6

View of Shipyard Through a Gate

Monday, September 12, 2005

Cleaning Day at the Firehouse

Sunday, September 11, 2005

San Francisco Neon by Day

Market in North Beach/Chinatown

Tenderloin Diner

Tenderloin Bar

Neon sign in Chinatown

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Chronicle Box and Checks

Friday, September 09, 2005

Berlin Eberswalderstrasse

Train leaving the station in Berlin. The street art on the station wall caught my eye.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Little Chairman Mao

Spotted in a Chinatown shop window.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Sunny Afternoon

A sunny afternoon South of Market. Homeless man reading a newspaper in a back alley.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Potrero Hill Part Two

This building was demolished on Potrero Avenue a few weeks ago. For a while this elevator shaft remained standing, but it's gone now, too.

Side Wall of a Potrero Tavern

Greasy Spoon in Potrero

Roof and porch of an old farm house on Potrero Hill.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Potrero Hill

Front door at Anchor Brewery, reflections in the glass from St. Gregory's across the the street.

Houses on the hill

Old ad for Shasta orange soda next to gas station

What we don't have

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Vintage Bike

Spotted in Jackson Square, San Francisco

Sweet Potatos

Taken near Stockton Street, Chinatown

Friday, September 02, 2005

USS Mercy

This Naval Hospital ship is in drydock in San Francisco. The shot is from an area of abandoned warehouses on the waterfront.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


This shot of a homeless man pushing a grocery cart was taken in a back alley in SOMA, near the Chronicle building.