Thursday, May 5, 2016

Displacements | San Francisco snapshots | Day 1

I am on the road again, facing the healing Pacific water, accessed through the varied topography of San Francisco and the Bay Area urban sprawl.
San Francisco is a "tale of two cities" and a geography of intersections, where opposite realities meet and diverge.The outstanding landmark architecture and public art and infrastructure contrast with the vast homeless population.
There are unusual urban grid intersections: streets meet and diverge almost at every few blocks.The geological variety intersects with the urban grid creating a topological texture where two-dimensional urban grids are warped by the irregular hilly landscape.
The human landscape is no exception to the overall diversity: social, economical and racial. Human geography and geographic topography are stimulating and inspiring.