View of Sutro Tower from space

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[via The great Ariel Dovas on Twitter]

Cool view of San Francisco

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(Leave the Mission more often!)

[via Eamon]

Check out this tiled public stairway that exists somewhere in SF

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[via Ana]

You live really close to Crissy Field don’t forget

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[via Paolo]

Now please enjoy this list of everything I saw while hanging out at Crissy Field for 2 days straight back in 2014.

An idyllic valley somewhere in rural Northern California? Nope

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It’s actually Glen Canyon, which is basically a mellow walk away from the southern edge of the Mission. Local blog Big Old Goofy World posted the above pic and the following explanation:

An idyllic valley somewhere in rural Northern California? Nope, this is Glen Canyon in the heart of San Francisco. I never went here much as a kid — maybe because the canyon had a seedier feel in those days. It’s now been restored to glory (no doubt through the work of many dedicated volunteers). There are miles of trails and wooden boardwalks, craggy dropoffs, thickets of willows and expanses of native grasses and other plants, like these California Poppies.

Read on for more.

Here’s a map:

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Now please read this stuff too…

Dolores Park over the weekend

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[via Dagga]

What it looks like when you’re standing atop City Hall’s dome

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I mean, to look exactly like that, you have to be Luke Spray, which… we can all dream…

But seriously, whatta view!!!

That big hulking building that blocks out the sun at 25th and Capp, lit up like a jack-o-lantern on Halloween

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It’s actually known as Mission Telco, as we learned in our post from last year called “About that big hulking building that blocks out the sun at 25th and Capp.”

And also, you can get a pin of it.

What’s that big superstructure on the Highland Street Bridge all about?

I’m sure the last few times you took San Jose Avenue out into the southern part of the city (like to go to Fort Funston or the Daly City In-N-Out), you were puzzled by this huge new addition the view:

I walked up there and got a closer look:

This helpful sign explained everything:

And if that’s too hard to read, I just realized the fine folks at Bernalwood have been covering this news for months.

[Top photo by Google Maps]

Represent your favorite local infrastructure

Tired of the incessant Sutro Tower worship, Britta made these rad buttons celebrating our lesser-known local infrastructure.

I managed to get one of the last Bernal Towers (known to locals as “Sutrito”), but she was unsurprisingly fresh out of the more dreamy Mission Telco. Hopefully we’ll get a few more buildings by the second run! I’d personally like to throw SFFD Station 9‘s training facility into the hat.

We were into Mission Telco waay before it blew up, BTW.