Photographer's Note

Warehouse No. 6 sits on land owned by the Port of San Francisco south of the downtown and adjacent to San Francisco Bay. The building obviously has seen its better days. Now a derelict, the building attracts human derelicts.

You will note at the left of the image an ambulance with its door open. Outside the frame is an enclosure created out of sheet plastic that obviously serves as shelter for a homeless person. The crew of the ambulance were working behind the sheet, dealing with who knows what personal crises.

When I worked on this image I noticed the phrase in the graffiti tags marking the front of the building that I've taken as title for this contribution. "Inner City Pain" seems very apropos for what so many people experience in this, the richest country on earth. For those interested in the subject of homelessness, I refer you to a series of articles that ran recently in the San Francisco Chronicle. Be prepared for some grizzly scenes.

Shame of the City

I took this photo during my return from the San Francisco International Airport. I was standing adjacent to the Executive Airport with its large collection of private jets when the police officer approached me. The parking lot was filled with limousines, Mercedes Benzs and BMWs. Today's posting represents quite a contrast. It also represents quite a contrast to the many skyline images I've posted of this beautiful city. This is a part of the city not often advertised by the San Francisco Tourist and Convention Bureau. I thought I'd share it with everyone at TrekEarth.

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Additional Photos by Curtis Grindahl (cgrindahl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 963 W: 400 N: 2031] (6113)
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