The Barbary Coast Trail

 Medallions in the sidewalk indicate which way the trail turns. 

Medallions in the sidewalk indicate which way the trail turns. 

A friend led us on a tour of San Francisco's historic Barbary Coast Trail and I thought it might make for a nice photowalk. All images were shot with the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 VR macro lens on a Nikon D600. I know 50mm seems to be the preferred focal length for street photography, but I actually prefer my 90mm. It gave me the ability to shoot details and do more candid work when the need arose..

  The trail took us through Union Square. We saw a tour guide dressed as Emperor Norton giving a couple some directions.

The trail took us through Union Square. We saw a tour guide dressed as Emperor Norton giving a couple some directions.

While there I also found a menorah medallion in the pavement. I wish I knew the story behind it!

 Next, we passed through an alley to the north of Union Square, where some antique sewing machines were on display in the storefront of a clothing shop.

Next, we passed through an alley to the north of Union Square, where some antique sewing machines were on display in the storefront of a clothing shop.

 This guy was also there, singing opera. He had some tracks on a portable stereo and was singing for passers by and those at the cafe across the street. He was alright...

This guy was also there, singing opera. He had some tracks on a portable stereo and was singing for passers by and those at the cafe across the street. He was alright...

 Colorful beanies on display.

Colorful beanies on display.

 The tour took us through Chinatown.

The tour took us through Chinatown.

 The chimps saw something HORRIBLE.

The chimps saw something HORRIBLE.

 Fu dog.

Fu dog.

 If you haven't seen the Guy Williams Zorro, you really should.

If you haven't seen the Guy Williams Zorro, you really should.

I enjoyed all the shops and artisans.

 We went to a friend's house, where we were treated to a terrific view of the city.

We went to a friend's house, where we were treated to a terrific view of the city.

 Then on to the smallest park in the city. Some enterprising individuals thought they'd add some graffiti to the seats.

Then on to the smallest park in the city. Some enterprising individuals thought they'd add some graffiti to the seats.

 Up to Coit Tower...

Up to Coit Tower...

 and down to the Embarcadero.

and down to the Embarcadero.

 Drummer on the street.

Drummer on the street.

 Crab steaming kiosk at Fisherman's Wharf. 

Crab steaming kiosk at Fisherman's Wharf. 

 Oh those dang Segway tours!

Oh those dang Segway tours!

 A little rest down by Ghirardelli square.

A little rest down by Ghirardelli square.

 Finishing up with a most rare sight: people sunbathing at the beach in San Francisco! You can see the clouds coming in. The fog was rolling in at this point so they didn't have long.

Finishing up with a most rare sight: people sunbathing at the beach in San Francisco! You can see the clouds coming in. The fog was rolling in at this point so they didn't have long.

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