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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Cranes and Sky

Shot of the on-going construction of the new federal building designed by Thom Mayne.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Mission Victorian

Upper floors of a Mission District residential hotel.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Four Tanks

Friday, November 25, 2005


At the Caltrain Station.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Manhattan Lights

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Have a nice holiday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


This picture, which I posted a few days ago, has been selected for the weekly photo contest on Gridskipper, a travel website. Please go take a look, and then, vote for your favorite - hopefully, mine. Check it out and vote here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Warehouse 6

I really love this old warehouse, the inside of which is just full of grafitti. It takes a bit of work to get to, (e.g. climbing through a hole in a fence and dodging security guards on the way), it's part of a complex of several abandoned buildings in an old shipyard.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Manhattan Looking South

Taken from the observation deck at Rockefeller Center. The glimmer of red from the right side of the Empire State Building is a reflection from the setting sun. The observation deck recently re-opened, it's been closed since the mid 80's. More pics of the Manhattan skyline to follow.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

NYC Streetart

Fame Game.
The slightly torn pasteup by Faro, underneath, something I liked a lot by Sync.
I saw a lot of Faro's pasteups allover the Bowery.
I love the fake grill above the door.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Meatpacking District

A few more shots of New York, all three were taken in or near the meatpacking district.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

42nd Street

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


On Houston, near 7th.
Windows at the National Maritime Union Building.
Construction crane, and fading ad on a brick building, somewhere in Chelsea.
View of the neon sign at the Staten Island Ferry terminal. It was a great trip. I've got tons of photos I'll post in the coming days.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Yet another Chinatown dive bar, this one is on Grant. I think this has probably the best neon sign in all Chinatown.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


On Market Street, near 12th.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


From a back alley in the Tenderloin in San Francisco.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Sutro Tower

Shot of Sutro tower framed by the Safeway sign near my office.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Twin Peaks

My future home-away-from-home. Look for me here in 20 years.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Shipyard Day 5

Heating plant at the Hunters Point Shipyard.
Abandoned warehouse building.

I'm not too sure about this room, it was in the steel shop pictured yesterday, and I took the shot through a broken window.
Details of the huge furnace - the whole building is pictured above.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

More Shipyard

I really liked this orange door, and how the sun hit the corrugated metal of the building.

This toilet is quite a long walk from the cranes seen in earlier posts, so you have to predict your bodily functions well in advance.

Viewed large (click on it) you can see the stamping on the metal from the foundry.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Steel Shop at the Shipyard

A couple of shots of the absoultely enormous Steel Shop at the abandoned Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. This building was easily the size of a city block, and maybe even larger. Everything at the shipyard was so big and there was so much space it was hard to really understand the scale of everything, even when you're standing right next to it.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Boilermaker School

At the Hunters Point Shipyard. There's so many pictures I took there, I'm not sure where to start with them all. But I'm rushed at work, so don't have a lot of time to post more now.