San Francisco

The Garden Court of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco

The Garden Court of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Even though I grew up in San Francisco and lived there most of my life, a few sites still take my breath away: Ocean Beach when the fog is moving in, Nob Hill during a golden sunset, and the Garden Court in the Palace Hotel.  


Chapel of the Nativity – Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Chapel of the Nativity - Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

An almost iconic image from the Chapel of the Nativity, at Grace Cathedralin San Francisco.


Stained Glass: The Annunciation — Notre Dame des Victoires, San Francisco

Stained Glass: The Annunciation -- Notre Dame des Victoires, San Francisco

  One of several, beautiful windows at Notre Dame des Victoires Church, in San Francisco.  The intimate beauty of the interior and exterior make the windows serenely luminous.  


Altar Windows at Grace Cathedral

Altar Windows at Grace Cathedral

A set of windows, depicting Jesus as both the Light of the World, and The Good Shepherd.  These sit just above the altar at the grand Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.


San Francisco Ocean Beach at Sunset

San Francisco Ocean Beach at Sunset

An old photo.  A perfect sunset.  A ways away.  A different time. Sometimes I miss my hometown.  I miss her especially when I see photos like this.  


Trails of Light Like Fire

Trails of Light Like Fire

This is the first of my experiments with early evening photography — long-exposures, in particular. Not too bad, but then again, the City is rather photogenic, in any light.


Transamerica Building at Sunset

Transamerica Building at Sunset

I have always enjoyed my commute home to downtown San Francisco, especially since I take the bus that stops at the top of Nob Hill, instead of the one that stops in the middle of the Tenderloin. Last night, preoccupied by my thoughts, and wanting to get home and out of the chilly wind, I […]


St. Dominic’s Church, Late Summer

St. Dominic's Church, Late Summer

Grace Cathedral at Dusk

Grace Cathedral at Dusk

Always photogenic, and one of my favorite places, Grace Cathedral at dusk.


The Peace We Have Nearby

The Peace We Have Nearby

The San Francisco Columbarium Stained Glass Windows

The San Francisco Columbarium Stained Glass Windows

I took a few photos of the beautiful stained glass at the astonishing San Francisco Columbarium yesterday. I intend to return soon, with photos of the wonderful 1898 exterior, and better shots of the mezzanines and dome. Click on any image below to view a slideshow. When viewing the slideshow, advance to the next picture […]


Sunset: Ocean Beach, San Francisco

Sunset: Ocean Beach, San Francisco

The Mark Hopkins Hotel, at Sunset

The Mark Hopkins Hotel, at Sunset

While on a walking meditation on Grace Cathedral’s labyrinth a few weeks back, as I turned and looped and gently guided my mind to stillness, I kept seeing the warm face of the Mark Hopkins Hotel, framed by daffodils and the darkening winter sky. Its flag flapped festively overhead, while each window whispered with the […]