I think I hate San Francisco.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by lefty, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    That's even shittier than the Boston skyline from the water.


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    You sound smart, so I am surprised that they couldn't find it.

    What did they try next, acupuncture?

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    That Gus shot looks exactly like Harford, CT from its lovely waters.

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    Landlord litigant lefty and I will have to give you guys that the fog keeps all the excrement on the sidewalks moist.

    Why that's a selling point, I have no idea, unless you find the the same amusement that I do in seeing natives slip on it in their five toe sandals.

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  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    That's even shittier than the Boston skyline from the water.


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    I think it can look pretty cool from the water.

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  3. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    As much as I dislike SF, the ferry ride (I'm speaking literally here) from Marin may be one of the best commutes anywhere.
     


  4. imatlas

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    That Gus shot looks exactly like Harford, CT from its lovely waters.

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    I used to work in the building on the right, aka The Boat Building (recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, apparently).

    As much as I dislike SF, the ferry ride (I'm speaking literally here) from Marin may be one of the best commutes anywhere.

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  5. RSS

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    Looks good from across the Bay. The view below is what I see when I'm in residence.
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  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    If you don't get the natural beauty of San Francisco, you are pretty much a lost cause. I'd venture to say that it is the most beautiful setting for a city in the US, for sure, and top ten in the world. Of course, it has been polluted with atrocious architecture and awful people, but the setting couldn't be any nicer.

    Nice pic, RSS. Beautiful.
     


  7. UnFacconable

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    Please allow me to introduce the forum to an until-now undefined corollary to Godwin's Law which I will refer to as the Brahmin Proposition. In any discussion of how shitty a city is to live in, a comparison to Boston will eventually be raised, and all participants will agree that no matter how execrable the original city under discussion is, Boston is in fact a less-desirable place to live (excepting of course when Boston is the original subject city).

    To me it's similar to the tendency I discovered in Pandora a few years back that no matter what music I started out listening to, my stream would eventually be overtaken by Dave Matthews Band or Mandy Moore.

    Vox - maybe time for you to start an "in defense of Boston" thread?

    [EDIT: crap, Mordecai beat me to the punch]
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    If you don't get the natural beauty of San Francisco, you are pretty much a lost cause. I'd venture to say that it is the most beautiful setting for a city in the US, for sure, and top ten in the world. Of course, it has been polluted with atrocious architecture and awful people, but the setting couldn't be any nicer.

    I like the architecture.
     


  9. Huntsman

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    I like the architecture.

    Residential or commercial? Both?

    Personally, I think the city has done a horrible, just horrible! job with the newer buildings in the South-of-Market area. The only exception is the St. Regis Hotel, which I find tolerable.
     


  11. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    ^ True.

    Horns, who is the dog in your avatar?

    lefty
     


  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks Manton for the better pics. There are a lot of views from the water that are cool. And, the ferry rides must be one of the best commutes anywhere.


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  13. spertia

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    If you don't get the natural beauty of San Francisco, you are pretty much a lost cause. I'd venture to say that it is the most beautiful setting for a city in the US, for sure.

    I totally agree with this. As I've mentioned elsewhere, I didn't enjoy living in SF like I thought I would (this was the late '90s); however, when I've been back since then, I've still been blown away by the natural beauty of the place.
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Residential or commercial? Both?

    Personally, I think the city has done a horrible, just horrible! job with the newer buildings in the South-of-Market area. The only exception is the St. Regis Hotel, which I find tolerable.


    SOMA really does suck, I was extremely pissed when my parents moved from North Beach (or South North Beach) to down there. Only upside is half a block from K&L [​IMG]
     


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    ^ True.

    Horns, who is the dog in your avatar?

    lefty


    It was a German Shepherd from a German website that I found while researching breeders. I'm pissed because I've been looking for the site for about 20 minutes - the dogs on the site are magnificent with high rumps and even-level backs. The picture of the one in my avatar impressed the hell out of me and makes me even more to have one of these breeds.
     


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