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Mid-Market 2014

Last summer, I photographed a series of bird’s-eye views of the central city, which I am just now getting around to processing and editing. Rather than wait until they are all finished, I will post them in small batches as I go, starting with these.

Central City

“Central City” (2014)

Market and Taylor

“Market and Taylor” (2014)

Central Market

“Central Market” (2014)

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Coming Soon

Imperial Theater

“Imperial Theater” (2014)

I am currently working on an extensive post about the Market Street Theater and Loft Historic District. Stay tuned.

Imperial Theater_1919
Source: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

Imperial Theater, 1919.

Be forewarned: it is not a happy story. For example, extensive alterations over the years have made the Imperial Theater an “intrusion,” meaning it does not have the protections afforded by “historic” status. Very soon, it will be demolished and replaced by — what else? — high-rise condominiums.

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Beyond the Central City

Discolandia Despedida

“Discolandia Despedida” (2013)

For those who are interested, I have started documenting other parts of the City besides the Tenderloin, mid-Market and Sixth Street in a new blog I call Through Unsealed Eyes. Check it out, especially if you like nice, large photos.

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Life Goes On

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of a friend, I recovered all my gear on October 16. In the time since then, I have been out taking pictures of Market Street and the back streets between 5th and 7th. So much change is taking place, I want to capture what remains of the old district before it irrevocably disappears. These shots are among my favorites so far.

Construction Site - Jessie Street

“Construction Site – Jessie Street” (2013)

Federal Hotel

“Federal Hotel” (2013)

Stevenson Street

“Stevenson Street” (2013)

Grant Building

“Grant Building” (2013)

Sunday Morning - Market Street

“Sunday Morning – Market Street” (2013)

Mechanics Savings Bank Building

“Mechanics Savings Bank Building” (2013)

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