This gorgeous photo was taken by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography. It was posted to reddit, and one of the commenters, /u/xiaopb, linked to the following two photos:
This was taken by xiaopb’s great-grandfather in 1951 (I’ve tidied the photo up a bit)
And here’s a 2010 shot of the same street from the same angle, I’m assuming by /u/xiaopb him/herself.
San Francisco, along with Boston and New York, ranks among my most favorite cities in the US. It’s just so vibrant and diverse. Yes, it’s got some issues as all large cities do, but I never miss an opportunity to go there.
The Old Wolf has spoken.