San Francisco’s Kearny Street is a very busy and major thoroughfare in the downtown area as it moves toward the lower edge of North Beach and Chinatown as seen in this image. When Kearny starts at Market Street is Lotta’s Fountain where you can celebrate annual earthquake ceremonies (and other events not so serious) at this Market Street historic landmark. But another famous SF landmark lies at the other end of this busy artery: the green Columbus Tower, but also known as the Sentinel Building. This distinctive copper-green Flatiron style structure and currently occupied by owner Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope studio. Film director Francis Ford Coppola purchased the building in the 1970s and renovated the building, placing his own business in the building, and remains there to this day. The popular Cafe Zoetrope, a bistro and wine shop, sits at ground level of the building bordered by Kearny on one side and Columbus Avenue on the other. Captured with a Canon EOS 7D sporting a EFS 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS lens at 4sec at f/10.
featured 13 dec 2012 in Artistic Motion – Photography