I’d heard of a spite house atop Nob Hill but not this one at 2528 Crist in Alameda:
Posts Tagged ‘Alameda’
The Amazing “Alameda Spite House” is Just Ten Feet Wide and 54 Feet Long – 2528 Crist as Seen by Google StreetViewThursday, October 9th, 2014
[UPDATE: Oh, man, you people are clever:
1. So what about SFO airport as southernmost? Well, that place is “owned and policed by the City and County of San Francisco, but is located in and entirely surrounded by adjacent San Mateo County.” So that’s why the San Mateo County Coroner was involved in the SFFD’s bungled handling of the Asiana 214 crash landing. Another situation would be with San Francisco’s O’Shaughnessy Dam up in Hetch Hetchy near Yosemite - a murder on top of that dam would be prosecuted by the Tuolumne County DA (or maybe the Feds – you all might be right, IDK), not by the SFDA. Don’t ask me about which DA would handle a stabbing at San Francisco Jails #5 or #6 down in San Bruno, San Mateo County. (Perhaps the counties have an agreement over prosecution? IDK.) OTOH, a crime on the western tip of Alameda Island would be handled by the SFDA.
2. And Candlestick Point (and the entire southern border of mainland SF)? It’s ever just ever north of the southernmost part of the Farallones – that’s a real close call.)
This is hard, this game of identifying the northernmost, southernmost, westernmost, and easternmost points of San Francisco.
If you guess, you’re going to make mistakes.
All right, in no particular order, here are the answers:
Seal Rock, aka Saddle Rock
North Farallon Islands
1. Northermost: Red Rock Island. It’s about eight miles north of Fisherman’s Wharf. Seems as if it’s always for sale. You can get there by kayak and then hike to the top if you want – put that on your bucket list.
As seen from the mainland of San Francisco. The Richmond San Rafael Bridge and East Brother Island are in the background:
Red Rock at 600mm on a very clear day. Don’t try this with your iPhone camera – your shot might not come out so hot.
And here it is as seen from Twin Peaks:
840mm, on a very clear day.
3. Westernmost: North Farallon Islands.
Actually, it’s this islet in the upper left here, seen with North Farallon Island and St. James Island in the lower right. (I’m surprised that this unnamed rock hasn’t yet been named for a longtime local political strongman like Willie Brown or Rose Pak):
As seen from the (old) Bay Bridge, the eastern span, the one that was never named for a local political strongman, like Willie Brown or Rose Pak:
Here are the four points, underlined, to sum up:
Oh, even better is if you let Google Maps highlight the county line in red. (If you zoom in on the linked page, you can also see a couple of places on Angel Island that Google similarly correctly ID’ed as parts of San Francisco.)
Thanks for playing!
Oh No, Car Driven Into Berkeley’s 4th Street Apple Store This Morning – Smashy Smashy – Here’s a PhotoFriday, May 9th, 2014
Here it is, courtesy of the world’s #1 Apple fan-boy blog:
Oh Apple, will you ever win?
Don’t Ever Change, Oakland! – Three CHP Vehicles Required to Get This Shirtless Cyclist Off of the MacArthur Maze InterchangeTuesday, April 29th, 2014
Only in Oakland (OIO):
At Long Last, a Map That Clearly Shows That Part of San Francisco is in the East Bay on Alameda IslandThursday, January 30th, 2014
O you can say that this map is wrong, but you can’t say that you don’t get the point, which is that that left piece of Alameda you can see on the wrong side of the line is part of the City and County of San Francisco:
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I should go visit sometime…
Remember to Put Stickers All Over Your Quarter-Century-Old Lexus SC Sport Coupe BEFORE You Move to OaklandThursday, January 16th, 2014
That way, you’ll ease the transition period.
From the Hater’s Herald:
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Know Your Wild Animals of the East Bay: It’s Not a Rat, It’s a Muskrat – Video from Peregrinating David CruzTuesday, May 28th, 2013
First check out this photo from David Cruz, who’s Everywhere You Want To Be.
Almost cute, huh?
But then check out these fun facts, and the video below, which shows how rat-like it is.
Keep up the great work, DC!