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This is a panoramic shot of San Francisco near sunset. I took this from one of the steepest hills in the city, on Vallejo Street, which for a couple of blocks becomes just a stairway without even a road, before continuing as a street at the top of the hill. As most people are aware, San Francisco is a city with a lot of hills, which makes for some nice photographic opportunities, but makes it a lot harder to get around. Those hills are a lot steeper than I realized! The tower in the photo is the Coit Tower, one of the city's many landmarks. The tower has an observation deck for viewing as well as some very interesting murals.

Well, thanks to some prompting from Stephen I think I have to put some more notes on this tower:
The tower is named after Lillie Coit, who was a wealthy and eccetric philathropist who left funds for the construction of the tower, supposedly a monument to the firefighters of the city who did so much good work during the great earthquake and fire that struck the city in 1906. The tower was completed in the 1930's and has an art deco design. The murals were very controversial because of their socialist themes. The tower is 210 feet high, and is visible throughout the oldest part of the city.

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