Back in 1976, I took a chance and moved to San Francisco. Coming from Los Angeles, San Francisco is an entirely different world. True, we were all Californians, but there was a different atmosphere in this city, one that I’ll never forget.
I have my memories from back then, but while the City has moved on with the times, my mind cannot comprehend the changes since then. I used to live in an apartment, only a stone’s throw away from my hotel, San Remo, but things were a lot less developed back then.
Fisherman’s Wharf Area – Source Google Maps
San Francisco Memories – 1976
Here are some photos of a pair of Canadians, I met back then. They were traveling about, and ran into the younger me, trying his hand at finding work, without luck mind you, and experiencing the San Francisco of 1976.
Whereas somewhere in 2016, the older me was back playing tourist…..
Cable Car Route
bikes on an angle
Crab along the Wharf
Danger in 2 languages
Fast Food on the Wharf
Hillary in Candy Store
Fish and more Fish
San Francisco seemed to have changed a bit since 1976. Not all changes are good, mind you, and what I saw of the more Touristy San Francisco was a bit discouraging. Not that it didn’t resemble other places in the world with its offerings of Fast Food and Tourist Junk, but I just couldn’t place the San Francisco of then, to the San Francisco of now.
OK. I admit that my hair had thinned a bit, and had gone to grey, but still….
And I didn’t carry a hat rack around on buses and Cable Cars, and
Oh, what the hey! It still was San Francisco.( Golden Gate Bridge 1970s.)
It had moved on, and now it was time for me to do the same.
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