Golden Gate Overpass
The south side of the Golden Gate Bridge stretches across the sky behind Fort Point in San Franscisco's Presidio.
If You Build It...
Lego bricks are scattered across a small colorful parachute at The Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, urging visitors to build whatever they imagine.
Palace of Fine Arts Dome
The underside of the dome at the Palace of Fine Arts on the edge of the Presidio in San Francisco.
The Living Roof
Round windows protrude from the "Living Roof" atop the California Academy of Science building.
The modern windowed dome of the California Academy of Science's rainforest exhibit sets a jarring backdrop for the beautiful foliage inside.
A butterfly alights upon a branch in the canopy level of the rainforest exhibit at the California Academy of Science.
Academy of Science I
Canopy branches are silhouetted against the domed roof of the rainforest exhibit at the California Academy of Science
Cable Car Shieves
Giant shieves pull the underground cables that drive San Francisco's iconic cable cars.
Imperial Guardian Lion
A Chinese imperial guardion lion figure stands at the south edge of San Francisco's Chinatown, in front of a chandelier store.
Golden Gate Lookout
Observation binoculars observe quietly, eternally, as traffic flies over the Golden Gate Bridge at dusk.
Golden Gate from Bunker Road
From the observation area off of Conzelman Road in the Marin Highlands, a portion of the San Franscisco suburbs is visible through one of the support towers of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Golden Gate from Fort Point
The Golden Gate Bridge stretches toward the opposite shore of the San Fransciso Bay inlet while waves lap against the rocks at Fort Point.
From the top of one of San Fransciso's characteristic hills, the Transamerica building and the Bay Bridge are visible.
One corner of the famous Transamerica building, shot through a Lensbaby G3.
An attractive, solid metal spiral staircase connects the three levels of cells in Alcatraz.
Cells are stacked three levels high in Alcatraz, most of them the size of a small bathroom and containing nothing more than a cot, sink, and toilet.
Cell Block Fencing
The sun's glow penetrates an interior fence wall near the solitary confinement cells.
The supporting beams and characteristically early-20th-century acoustic ceiling tiles of the Alcatraz mess hall are attractive in their own way.
Walked Upon Before
The floor of the mess hall has clearly been refinished more than once. Neglected now for decades, layers of tiles and linoleum yield to one another, smoothed by thousands of tourist footsteps.
Cell Block B
While maintained by the National Park Service, the cells and buildings of Alcatraz retain a neglected look.
The new prisoner processing area of Alcatraz has become a museum demonstrating what the place might have looked like while in actual use. Shoes, towels, and uniforms are stacked and organized within this area.
The roof of the Alcatraz north guardhouse is green with moss after years of unuse.
Even a simple water tower takes on a foreboding appearance behind the barbed wire fences of Alcatraz prison.
The sun's glow creeps in between two Alcatraz buildings near the entrance to the park.