I visited San Francisco several times in the early aughts, but my last visit there has been over a decade ago. My photographic archives of the city are very limited. Nonetheless, I do possess one shot that perfectly summarizes how I recall San Francisco.
The hill-climbing topography of San Francisco’s streets means that views like this open up from a number of locations in town. More likely than not this was taken from the top of Lombard Street, but I could have been just walking up a less famous stretch, turned around, and saw a similar perspective to this view of Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower, with the Bay Bridge in the background.
I suspect my near future holds at least one or two trips to San Francisco. I will make sure to find as many of these perspectives as I can when I go.