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THE STREETS OF
SAN FRANCISCO -
FROM THE
TAXI DRIVER'S SEAT,
Spring Photos,
March 2006 - June 2006.


It's been over three months since the last edition of "From the Taxi Driver's Seat." It's summer now, so let's look back and see what I shot during the last couple of months.
Also in this edition I thought it might be fun to add to the captions the date and time I took the photo.

Spring061 (82K) On April 18, 2006 the city of San Francisco celebrated the 100th anniversary of the big 1906 earthquake. In addition to the many city events making note of the anniversary the city also shined color lights with the number "100" on the ferry building. The building opened a couple of years before the quake and survived the big one. This photo was take on April 20th at 12:16 a.m.

Spring062 (84K) A homeless man checks out a trash can at 9th and Irving Streets. This photo was shot on March 11th at 6:29 p.m.

Spring063 (76K) Francis Ford Coppola sits outside his cafe on Columbus Avenue in the city's North Beach district. Coppola owns the building which houses his offices while the ground floor is used as a restaurant.This photo was shot on June 20th at 8:01 p.m.

Spring064 (81K) Two guys push an overheating car out of the intersection of Broadway and Columbus. This photo was shot on June 10th at 7:01 p.m.

Spring065 (75K) The view inside my side view mirrow of a cable car coming down Powell Street at twilight. The photo was shot on April 5th at 7:51 p.m.

Spring066 (86K) Believe it or not - this guy was trying to sell this live chicken on the corner of Pacific and Stockton Street. I felt bad for the chicken. I could just picture him yelling, "Hey, put me down stupied." This photo was shot June 3rd at 5:30 p.m.

Spring067 (103K) Hey, it's just the billboard at the O'Farrell Theater, but it's cool. This photo was shot on March 16th at 2:05 a.m.

Spring068 (80K) I call this "street kiss," it was shot on May 24th at 5:18 p.m.

Spring069 (81K) A variation of this shot has been on this website previously, but I like this new version. It's the view of the Steiner Street victorian houses seen from upper Hayes Street at twilight. This photo was shot March 18th at 7:11 p.m.

Spring0610 (93K) I think this woman was coming from the wine festival at Fort Mason. I might be wrong, but in any case, she was in a good mood. This photo was shot on April 29th at 7:17 p.m.

Spring0611 (83K) People line up outside the original Fillmore Auditorium for an Ice Cube concert. This photo was shot on April 25th at 6:50 p.m.

Spring0612 (73K) A view of the bay from Aquatic Park across from Ghiradelli Square. This photo was shot on March 28th at 6:56 p.m.

Spring0613 (75K) I asked this dog to smile, but I suppose this is the best he could do. This photo was shot on May 24th at 6:47 p.m.

Spring0614 (80K)
The building is Grace Catheral as seen from California and Taylor Streets on the south west corner. This photo was shot on March 29th at 9:05 p.m.

Spring0615 (81K) The lady on the left thinks something is funny. The man on the right doesn't. This photo was shot on May 24th at 5:30 p.m.

Spring0616 (68K) Looks like someone is having their photograph taken. This photo was shot on June 3rd at 6:41 p.m.

Spring0617 (59K) The church on the corner of Filbert and Steiner Streets looks dramatic when shot near sunset. This photo was taken on March 10th at 7:14 p.m.

Spring0618 (103K) A guy takes a photograph of the mural on 6th Street. This photo was taken on April 8th at 6:25 p.m.

Spring0619 (103K) I love this shot. The man on the right sits on the Hyde Street cable car with his seven kids while his wife takes a photograph. Can you see all seven kids? This photo was shot on April 15th at 6:34 p.m.

Spring0620 (80K) Concert-goers get searched as they enter the Fillmore on Geary Street. This photo was shot on April 15th at 9:21 p.m.

Spring0623 (86K) Hey, let's all laugh. This photo was shot on April 12th at 6:41 p.m.

Spring0624 (81K) This is what I saw from the taxi seat. You know as much as I do. This photo was shot on May 27th at 8:02 p.m.

Spring0625 (71K) I love the face that the middle guy is making in this photograph. This photo was shot on May 25th at 6:53 p.m.

Spring0626 (86K) This crazy scene was happening behind me. I shot this in my side view mirror. I can't believe how sharp it is. This photo was shot on April 8th at 6:54 p.m.

Spring0627 (84K) Hey, you crazy clown, get out of here. This photo was shot at Fisherman's Wharf on June 3rd at 5:57 p.m.

Spring0628 (81K) I know it's another mirror shot, but how often do you see something like this in YOUR rear view mirror. This photo was shot on June 3rd at 6 p.m.

Spring0629 (82K) Don't get lost! This photo was shot on April 15th at 6:24 p.m.

Spring0630 (90K) This lady did not fall. She was actually doing sit-ups on the coner of Broadway and Taylor Streets. This photo was shot on June 20th at 6:56 p.m.

Spring0631 (82K) I call this photo "Boy on the Cable Car." This photo was shot on April 5th at 5:36 p.m.

Spring0632 (94K)
It took almost a full two months into this year's baseball season until they actually changed the signs at the ballpark from SBC Park to AT and T Park. This is the third name the San Francisco Giants ballpark has had since it opened in 2000. The first name was Pacific Bell Park. This photo was shot on May 19th at 8:03 p.m.


Bonus Photos Spring06Y (81K) I shot this the night after I created the above page. I love it so much that I couldn't resist adding it on. It's the back seat of my taxi. A baby named Pretty smiles at the dog named Shoegoal. The photo was shot on June 24th at 5:58 p.m.

Spring06X (69K)
My passenger said that Shoegoal is a nanny dog trained in New Orleans to take care of children. I wonder what she does if she needs to call 911? This photo was shot on June 24th at 5:52 p.m.


Bonus Photo With Special Effects Spring06A (91K) Francis Ford Coppola reads a book outside his cafe in North Beach. I added some special effects to this image with PhotoShop. This photo was shot on June 20th at 7:14 p.m.



WELL, THAT'S IT UNTIL NEXT SEASON. DROP ME AN E-MAIL, Philflash@AOL.com AND GIVE ME SOME FEEDBACK. I APPRECIATE ANY COMMENTS - NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE. THANKS!


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