For this week’s Challenge, another trip to the shore seemed appropriate, but this time exploring the northwestern corner of San Francisco known as Land’s End. I hope that “From Above” doesn’t strictly mean “straight above,” as some of these are more “defninitely higher than the subject but at an angle.”
Land’s End, like the area around Sutro Baths, is surprisingly dangerous for a park in an urban area; fatalities occur as a result of falls from the edges of the many cliffs. Furthermore, you will see few warning signs and almost no safety railings; you’re on your own, and your safety is entirely your own responsibility–rather a Libertarian park, if you will. Nonetheless, Land’s End remains wildly popular with native San Franciscans despite the risks involved, especially on days when the morning leaves late and the afternoon fog arrives early, much like factory workers checking out and checking in on their shifts. Indeed, the “afternoon shift” rolled in so early that my own neighborhood got fogged in by 3:00.
Many San Franciscans besides your faithful correspondent like the color grey. Some reasons why:
Before I took this picture, I wrapped my free arm around a six-inch thick branch. You can see why below. Believe it or not, no warning signs, no railing:
A few more shots, perhaps more “From Above” than the above:
Some of the other pictures turned out fairly decently, but do not fit this week’s theme. I shall edit them a bit (none of these have received any edits) and save them for a later post. I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend.
Vonn Scott Bair