Back when you could see the Bay Bridge from Dolores Park

Here’s the view from the park back in 2008 (from a post where I was sort of complaining about how that lone high rise was blocking our view of the bridge’s westernmost tower):

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You can see the Bay Bridge!

Also in 2008, some bloggers at Curbed SF made an prediction about how the SF skyline would evolve:

Now, basically a decade later, they’re pretty much dead right. Here’s the view today:

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No bridge.

[Top photo by Moncrief Speaks]

Cliff House in the 1950s, covered in neon

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Almost as good as Market Street in the 1950s, covered in neon!

[via Found Photos]

BONUS: Cliff House long before that, looking very different…

[via Nika]

Market Street at night, 1950s

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[via Found Photos]

Remembering Mariachi’s

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Mariachi’s, located at 16th and Valencia and beloved for its wide variety of different veggie options, closed in 2010.

[via Ariel Dovas on Twitter]

UPDATE: Scandalous!!!!!

Vintage photos of vintage protests in 1960s SF

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[via Found Photos, more here]

When the SF Examiner used the Burger Records/Louis C.K. font to announce the invasion at Normandy

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It’s official! lol ;)

[via Jessica Christian]

Remembering Thrift Town (RIP)

This lil list will hardly do the place justice, but we’ve had some good times over the years. My favorite one is still the Lou Reed one, but they’re all (mostly) good:

RIP, ol pal(s).

Mission Street between 21st and 22nd, 6 years ago

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It’s a bit different now.

[via The Tens]

Merry Christmas from the Mission 5 years ago

I clicked the “Do a Random” button on my tumblr a few times last night and it gave me nothing but pics from December 2011:

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Looking good, everybody!

(My latest album “Party Dungeon” btw also owes a lot to Motorola RAZR-tinted memories from the Mission in 2011 — and from now on until forever, when you buy it, 100% of what you pay goes to Oakland fire funds — and part of what you get is a PDF zine of RAZR pics like this from 2011.)

Check out the cool Warriors shirt on young Bruce Springsteen

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Go Dubs!

[Photo by David Sancious, via Holly Bailey]