You’ve seen the Golden Gate and LIFE Magazine photos of Haight-Ashbury; now check out the Sucka Free City from above. You won’t be disappointed.
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This unforgettable April earthquake is regarded as one of the worst natural disasters in US history, as it left 80% of the “golden” city in complete ruin and claimed the lives of over 3,000 individuals. Worse, over half of its population was left homeless following the horrific quake.
Now, this is a plight only Sisyphus could understand: as the second longest bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge is continuously painted and repainted all the time, as by the time painters finally reach the end, it is time for the other end to painted once more.
Founded by Spaniards just days before American colonists declared their independence from Great Britain, San Francisco’s timeless appeal has been in the works for over 200 years.
Since its 1776 founding, San Francisco has always drawn and kept the hearts of people around the world. And after watching this time lapse, it’s easy to see why. To view more of this artist’s work, click here.
While the city often presents itself as a haven for eccentrics and nonconformists, from far above San Francisco’s straightforward grid system structure suggests something a bit less avant garde.