Mr Bell In San Francisco:A Wander Around Nob Hill

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The strangely named Nob Hill is one of San Francisco’s most highly regarded neighbourhoods, the area is roughly bordered by Washington, Mason, Post and Polk streets and was home to some of the wealthiest families in the city before the 1906 earthquake. The name Nob Hill was coined after the California Street cable car line opened in 1878 allowing the wealthy “nobs” to arrive and build their grand homes on the peak of the hill. Continue reading Mr Bell In San Francisco:A Wander Around Nob Hill

Mr Bell’s San Francisco: Discovering Russian Hill

 

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Russian Hill’s name comes from the discovery of a cemetery containing the remains of Russian sailors or trappers in 1850. This hilltop warren of parks and rare pre-earthquake architecture make this one of San Francisco’s loveliest areas to explore. Continue reading Mr Bell’s San Francisco: Discovering Russian Hill

Mr Bell Explores San Francisco’s Chinatown

 

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One of San Francisco’s most popular attractions is the city’s world famous Chinatown, drawing more visitors annually than the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s also the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia.  Continue reading Mr Bell Explores San Francisco’s Chinatown

Mr Bell In San Francisco: A Stroll Around The Castro

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The sun is shining in San Francisco as I head off to explore one of the city’s most famous areas, the Castro. Known as one of the world’s gay mecca’s the Castro has a lot more to offer than just nightclubbing, bars and sex shops, there’s some beautifully restored Victorian architecture, some interesting shops and a whole lot of history. Continue reading Mr Bell In San Francisco: A Stroll Around The Castro

Mr Bell In San Francisco: Architecture & Attractions A Photographic Collection

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A little while back I was in San Francisco, a city that I’m very fond of. This collection of photographs shows San Francisco through my eyes, some of the places I visited and the some of the architecture unique to this great west coast city. Continue reading Mr Bell In San Francisco: Architecture & Attractions A Photographic Collection

Mr Bell Goes To Alcatraz

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Alcatraz Island sits out in the cold waters of San Francisco bay, a cold and desolate looking place but its always held a certain degree of fascination for me. Continue reading Mr Bell Goes To Alcatraz