Welcome back on Equinoxio Airways, your Time-Space shuttle. This is the second leg (Leg? Whaddaya mean “leg”? English is a weird language) of our journey to San Francisco, back and forth between 1965 and 2016. Half a century but who’s counting? Just make sure your seat-belts are securely fastened.
San Francisco 2016. Hold your bar-Mitzvah in a Cable car. Seriously? I must have slipped into a parallel universe.
December 1965. A cold winter light. This was probably at the corner of Market (street). Bank of America was already there. Not sure Woolworth still is.
Alcatraz in the background. What year is that? Check the cars.
The streets of Frisco today. Same old, same old…
Hopping back fifty years. Again, I beg you: make sure your seat belts are properly fastened. You can download the manual on http://www.seatbelt.com.
Golden Gate Bridge, 1965. No fog then. For the technique-oriented, this was taken with my brand-new Instamatic camera of which I was very proud. Then. 🙂
San Francisco skyline today. Well, last year. Same difference.
And the skyline then. 1965. Right to left: my mother, my little sister’s turning her back on the camera, our friend Marie-Andrée, who’d invited us to spend Christmas in California.
Alcatraz today. Don’t let the black & white fool you. 😉
Today’s skyline, the Oakland Bay Bridge to the left. And “yesterday”:
One can – barely – see Fisherman’s wharf in the foreground. With a two-mast ship moored on the right.
Alcatraz again. 2016.
And in 1965. Occupied then.
The Golden Gate now. Foggy. This is a colour picture in case anyone asks. (And we did see a few whales in the distance…)
Marin county on the other side of the Bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge before Global Warming.
Your all-American diner. 1965 or 2016?
My first diner (and road-trip). En route to San Diego, 1965. My mother in the foreground to the right. I already published this photo but I urge my American friends to look again at the prices. “Halibut steak – with hash browns – ” for $1.09? The times they are a-changin’.
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Have a lovely week-end, y’all.