Telegraph Hill San Francisco

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Telegraph Hill San Francisco. The statue is of Christopher Columbus, Coit Tower in the center and this is on Telegraph Hill San Francisco!

Coit Tower, also known as the Lillian Coit Memorial Tower, is a 210-foot (64 m) tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The tower, in the city's Pioneer Park, was built in 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit's bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco; at her death in 1929 Coit left one-third of her estate to the city for civic beautification. The tower was proposed in 1931 as an appropriate use of Coit's gift. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 2008.

The art deco tower, built of unpainted reinforced concrete, was designed by architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard, with fresco murals by 27 different on-site artists and their numerous assistants, plus two additional paintings installed after creation off-site. Although an apocryphal story claims that the tower was designed to resemble a fire hose nozzle[3] due to Coit's affinity with the San Francisco firefighters of the day, the resemblance is coincidental.

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Troll101 on April 15, 2013

Cool composition!

F19/L23

Adem Dogan on April 16, 2013

Very elegantly, strong and majestic Work my friend Joe. YSL. Kind regards

Natalie Colman on April 19, 2013

Very beautiful composition and place!

22/26

Christos Theodorou on April 19, 2013

A wonderful & colorful photo, well composed. Greetings from Athens.

Buts Yuri on April 20, 2013

Excellent composition! Very nice photo! LIKE-28 ! Greetings, Buts_YV

Martin Beitz on April 20, 2013

Great composition. YSL. Greetings, Martin.

Bphoto on April 21, 2013

Great shot. Just like those postcards from the 1920s. That is what your Photography is like, those hand-tinted cards of the 20s and 30s. Very cool. like Favorite

Brutifully_Beautiful on April 21, 2013

Very beautiful photography!

24/31

adriana bruno on April 24, 2013

LIKE, bella inquadratura! Un saluto, Adriana

L. F. on May 1, 2013

Very elegantly, strong and majestic Work my friend Joe.

YSL.

Kind regards

Luca

CHO PIGU on May 27, 2013

Wonderful composition and perspective!!

L&F

ちょぴぐ Greetings from Japan。

willidar on August 8, 2013

Nice angle and a great photo!

Jesnokov Sergey on September 28, 2013

The histori foto

Tommy Hillfiger on February 5

An excellent composition! Your photography is very beautiful! Excellent photos in your gallery!

F27 + L37

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 14, 2013
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    by Joe Lourenḉo
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • Taken on 2013/04/06 18:00:14
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 32.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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