Anna

Don’t call it “Frisco”

In Anna, San Francisco on October 7, 2009 at 1:25 am
Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts

Okay, so it is completely coincidental that Kimberly and I both chose nightscape shots to start off our dual photo blog.  I swear.   Like Kimberly, I chose an architectural structure that is quintessential San Francisco (and not as cliche as the perpetually fogged-in Golden Gate Bridge).

The Palace of Fine Arts, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful places in the Bay Area. Maybe that’s why I chose to live two blocks away…  It almost seems to pop up out of nowhere – it’s pleasantly surprising.

Oh, and here’s a fun little fact: Locals hate it when you call SF “Frisco”.  Pretty much everyone here just refers to it as “The City”.  I’ll have to train myself not to immediately think of NYC.

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  1. Does anyone actually call it Frisco? I have only ever seen that in old movies or people being intentionally obnoxious.

    • You’d be surprised. I didn’t think anyone other than Otis Redding called it that until I moved out here. I’m constantly getting asked “How are you liking things in Frisco?”. I play dumb and respond with “I’m sorry, where?”.

  2. […] small portion of the domed ceiling that was visible in Anna’s shot of the Palace of Fine Arts yesterday inspired this photograph. The dome’s ceiling was a background detail in her photo, […]

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