Saturday, September 1, 2012

San Francisco Earthquake Blend - 1906 & Now

Cable car #455 rests halfway in the partially-detroyed cable car barn

People walk beneath Old Saint Mary's Cathedral, which survived the quake but was gutted by the fire

People mill around Lotta's Fountain, which served as a meeting place after the quake

The Conservatory of Flowers stands undamaged as now-homeless citizens camp in a tent shelter

People cross Market Street in front of the destroyed Hearst Building

Cars travel down S. Van Ness, which has buckled after the quake

People walk through rubble on Geary St

A bicyclist rides towards the fallen Valencia St. Hotel and a huge sinkhole that has opened up in the street

People walk up California St amid charred scraps of lumber

Cars park in front of the brand new US Courthouse which faired well in the quake

People stroll by the original adobe Mission Dolores which survived, while the brick church next door was destroyed

Horse carriages and cars park in front of Lafayette Park while a destroyed city looms in the background


1 comment:

  1. Looking at it now, it's hard to imagine how damaged San Francisco was back then. It's even tougher to think how the people managed to build things back up without modern technology and things like PPLIC insurance plans to help them out.