San Francisco Gathering?

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  • 03-24-2005, 02:09 PM
    villenadecorte
    San Francisco Gathering?
    With all this gathering talk for NY... I thought I'd spark something up on the other coast.

    Anyone up for a SF gathering?
    Come on local-ites, let's be tourists in our own town!

    Some ideas:

    Golden Gate Park
    GG Bridge
    Ocean Beach
    Cliff House
    Sausalito
    North Beach (including Coit Tower, Lombard St, Washington Park...)
    China Town
    Some hidden hotspots in the Financial District

    Multiple locations accessible by foot and public transport (trollies!)
    If you're interested I was thinking April 30 or June 25

    Post back and let me know

    **which date works better for you (4/30 or 6/25)
    **3-5 places in SF that are on your "must see list"

    I'll handle itinerary and transportation info.

    -Rebekah
    VillenaDeCorte
  • 03-24-2005, 02:38 PM
    racingpinarello
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    I'm definitely game for a local gathering. Another area that has a lot of character and great places to eat is the Mission district. Right off of the BART line, color, and a lot of character. Noe Valley and the Filmore district are also nice. North Beach come to mind as well.

    Or we can go find celeberities in the Marina.

    I'm thinking that April will be better since it's so cold in the summer time.

    Loren
  • 03-24-2005, 02:50 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    You're right up my alley on the Mission, Fillmore and Noe subject.
    Favorite areas of mine- was hoping that someone would want to head out that way as well.
    (They're off the typical touristy path and I love them!)

    PS- seen lots of celebs in North Beach Bars ;)
  • 03-24-2005, 03:56 PM
    Photo-John
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    I have to start driving to Utah on May 1st. So April 30th is a little iffy for me. But I could probably at least say hi. June is too far ahead for me to start planning. But I like that we have a new Bay Area instigator. If someone gets the ball rolling, I'll do my best to be there.

    You left out Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the ball park. We did Alcatraz a few years ago. But there are a lot of new people and I'd happily go again. And I'd love an excuse to take pictures at a baseball game.

    Thanks for doing this, Rebekah!
  • 03-24-2005, 04:13 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Wow, so you all really want to do the touristy stuff :) No problem here!

    I can check out games and all for the Giants. I have yet to go to a game, and I havent been to Alcatraz since I was 13. (I will not tell you how long ago that was!)

    We could do a game, or atleast hit up the ball park, cruise past SFMOMA and into North Beach, then Ferry out to Alcatraz.

    One of my rendevous included a prelude in the Haight and GG Park, Walking the GG Bridge, then shuttling over to Sausalito to Lapperts, then Ferry-ing back to the Warf, snapping at some of the fish markets and such, and take the Embarcadero Street Car back to the Filbert Steps and walk up to Coit Tower, then back down into Washington Square... but we can save that for another time (read:more SF gatherings!)

    It's my absolut ;) pleasure to be a San Frandisco instigator. You can never run out of things to do and see there.

    So if we do the Mission District we HAVE to stop at Pollo Supremo for lunch. :)

    Keep the ideas coming, and I will get together an itinerary, full of stops, and snaps.

    -Rebekah
  • 03-24-2005, 04:17 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    The Giants are at an away game on 4/30.... but they are playing at home on 4/23.... shall we bump it to then?
  • 03-24-2005, 04:47 PM
    OldSchool
    Hey! I grew up in SF, and....
    come down from time to time to visit friends and family. I'll keep track of the plans here and will hook up if I happen to be in town at the same time.

    Cheers,
    Tim
  • 03-24-2005, 04:49 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: Hey! I grew up in SF, and....
    Will do...hey, my sis moved UP to Portland... so make sure you organize a P-town event and I'll be there ;)
  • 03-24-2005, 07:10 PM
    walterick
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Aw.... sniff. You're gathering without me...

    One thing I have learned about photogatherings is less is more. Don't overplan or you'll have to start cutting things out mid-day. A general itenerary will work coupled with a healthy sense of spontaneity (let the adventures find YOU!)

    Have fun you all and don't do anything I woudnt do!

    Rick
  • 03-24-2005, 07:11 PM
    Photo-John
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by villenadecorte
    So if we do the Mission District we HAVE to stop at Pollo Supremo for lunch. :)

    Ohhhh - let's not start talking about what taqueria is best. I love Taqueria Acapulco, on 19th and Mission. And there's another one down near 24th that puts bacon on everything - Genius!
  • 03-24-2005, 07:29 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Acupulco is awesome. You know... I've had waaaayyy too much fun in the Mission. Let's talk about El Rio ;) What an awesome dive that joint is!
    Alas, that's an evening event!

    Awww Rick... You'll come out once you're in AZ, right?
  • 03-24-2005, 07:29 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    Aw.... sniff. You're gathering without me...

    One thing I have learned about photogatherings is less is more. Don't overplan or you'll have to start cutting things out mid-day. A general itenerary will work coupled with a healthy sense of spontaneity (let the adventures find YOU!)

    Have fun you all and don't do anything I woudnt do!

    Rick

    So that rules out almost nothing, right?
  • 03-24-2005, 07:48 PM
    adina
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    You wouldn't want to push this out to July, would you? And a little south? Tentative plans to be in the LA area mid July....





    I am kidding of course, unless you really want to! :D
  • 03-24-2005, 09:48 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adina
    You wouldn't want to push this out to July, would you? And a little south? Tentative plans to be in the LA area mid July....





    I am kidding of course, unless you really want to! :D

    You know, I was going to push it out to July hoping Rick might be able to make it out from AZ... but the weather was so awesome a few weeks ago, I don't think I can wait any longer ;)
    But! I would love any excuse to go to LA... haven't been in a long time. Maybe we should do an LA trip too ;)
  • 03-25-2005, 04:57 PM
    opus
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    I doubt I can be there for the gathering BUT I wanted to suggest a venue ---

    Tiburon

    --- where I adored shooting when I was out there last August. I got some of the best pictures there, and a great series to stitch together for a panoramic.
  • 03-29-2005, 03:36 PM
    paulnj
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Penny.... I can help you with the "sell your body " part ;) you have TWO kidneys... sell one :D
  • 03-29-2005, 04:01 PM
    Photo-John
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adina
    You wouldn't want to push this out to July, would you? And a little south? Tentative plans to be in the LA area mid July....

    Ummm, LA isn't a little south. It's really like a different country.
  • 03-29-2005, 04:27 PM
    paulnj
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    500 500 do I hear 500 ;)
  • 03-29-2005, 05:27 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Kelly-
    Tiburon rocks! Great set up for a gathering. I was hoping I'd catch you when you were out last summer, but I know you were very busy while here.
    I hope I see you somewhere this year :)

    -Rebekah
  • 03-29-2005, 05:28 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Penny-
    Whatever I can help with to get you down here, let me know :) Please dont sell any organs! (PAUL!)
  • 03-29-2005, 05:30 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: San Francisco Gathering?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Ummm, LA isn't a little south. It's really like a different country.

    PJ- why go to LA when you can go to Walnut Creek! Everyone there is just as plastic, eh? ;)
    Kidding! Totally kidding! (ok, well just a little)

    -Bek
  • 03-30-2005, 09:32 PM
    Photo-John
    Cliff House / Sutro Love
    Here's a reason to bring your camera to San Francisco. I go back to take pictures of the Cliff House and Sutro Baths at regular intervals. The Baths are one of my favorite places to take pictures - ever.
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    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...91CRW_7972.jpg
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    Here's a link to the gallery page, and more information: http://gallery.photographyreview.com...sort=1&cat=500
  • 03-31-2005, 07:49 AM
    villenadecorte
    Re: Cliff House / Sutro Love
    John that is awesome. As you can see, Cliff house was on my list. Perhaps we should end the trip with the Cliff House/Beach?
  • 03-31-2005, 08:27 AM
    walterick
    1 Attachment(s)
    Re: Cliff House / Sutro Love
    Nice!

    Here's my contribution from the Cliff House, looking back down on Ocean Beach:
  • 04-04-2005, 09:31 AM
    villenadecorte
    UPDATE-San Francisco Gathering?- UPDATE
    Ok, the date is set for April 30. ( I wanted to make it earlier to catch a game, but I will be in Santa Barbara the week before)

    So far on my list I have

    North Beach
    Mission District (for lunch!)
    Golden Gate Park
    Ocean Beach/Sutro/Cliff House

    In that order.... unless anyone has any other suggestions.
    I was thinking we could start at Filbert Steps,
    Walk up to Coit Tower and down into North Beach?
    Anyone have any objections to 3 flights of stairs? ;)

    From there we could hit Washington Square/Park and Lombard Street if you're up to it. They say the views are better walking up.

    From there- Muni it to Mission for lunch (John- I think you should pick our lunchin' spot!)

    Then on to Golden Gate Park- and then to Ocean Beach/Sutro/Cliff House
    to end the day?

    Input appreciated :)

    -Bek


    Come on local-ites, let's be tourists in our own town!

    Some ideas:

    Golden Gate Park
    GG Bridge
    Ocean Beach
    Cliff House
    Sausalito
    North Beach (including Coit Tower, Lombard St, Washington Park...)
    China Town
    Some hidden hotspots in the Financial District

    Multiple locations accessible by foot and public transport (trollies!)
    If you're interested I was thinking April 30 or June 25


    VillenaDeCorte