San Francisco, half a century


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“Half a century? What d’ya mean, dude?”

“Fifty years plus change.”

“Still don’t get it.”

“I first went to San Francisco in 1965. Half a century ago. Plus or minus margin of error.”

“Fifty years, dude? That IS scary.”

“You’re telling me!” 🙂 The above is the Cable car turnaround of Powell and Hyde, December 1965. Check the clothes, hairdo, white socks. In those days, passengers turned the car around. Not’ny more. Dude.

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The Cable car today.

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Back in ’65. Nobody had really heard of Kerouac yet. But white socks were definitely in fashion. To the right: yours truly, fascinated.

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Today’s turnaround on Powell and Market. Now they pay people to turn the car while tourists are queueing.

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Jumping back 50+ years. Again, check the clothes. 🙂

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Down Powell at full speed.

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To everything, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn…

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