San Francisco Sparkles From The View

Last week I had the pleasure of finally checking out the View Lounge atop of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Located on the 39th floor, the view from the lounge does live up to its namesake. On one side, the mid-rise buildings providing instant city skyline type views, and on the other, this.

I feel this view is more interesting with the city alive at sunset. In the far distance, Sutro Tower eclipses the ridge line. For a city of hills usually shrouded in clouds thanks to its coastal setting, there were surprisingly few clouds on this crisp spring evening.

On the right-hand side, you can see Market Street, which divides the city inexplicably into two different street grids. On one side, the streets are parallel and perpendicular to Market Street, while on the other they are nine degrees off the cardinal directions (N, E, S, W). Clearly not designed with modern traffic in mind.