All In A Day's Work - San Francisco Nob Hill Landmarks
I knew this Friday was going to be a crazy day. It all started out with photos for a few BPO's, one on Nob Hill on Powell Street just down from the intersection of the two Cable Car lines. And the other out in more suburban Lake Shore neighborhood. Then some time in the office and off to Vallejo, CA to save a listing for the office, another Short Sale. I got stuck in commute traffic - took me 2.5 hours to drive 40 miles....thank God for Satellite Radio and Spa jazz music to keep me calm.
But back to Nob Hill. I was a little put off having to drive all the way downtown for this BPO, and parking is non-existent in the area of Powell and California. And double parking is impossible, no parking on Powell Street because of the Cable Car line. And the side streets are narrow one lane. But I found a place to park on California Street right by Grace Cathedral. As soon as I was parked there was a woman telling me her sad story of running out of gas and being lost in the City. I gave her $2 just to get her to go away. And I walked to take the BPO photos. Ignorant of my surroundings.
On the walk back i saw a lot of tourists taking photos, and thought to myself - look where you are John. This is a magnificent area. So I started taking pictures and exploring a bit. Following are some photos to share.
Hotel Mark Hopkins - Top of the Mark
The Fairmont Hotel
The Flood Mansion - one ofthe few that survived
the 1906 Fire. Now the elite Pacific Union Club
Fountain in Huntington Park
Grace Cathedral - You read about it in
Tales of the City
John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area