Remembering my years Living in San Francisco (1979-1984)

(This was when I really took up photography. I took a class from a teacher in Oakland and learned how to print from him. I did all my own printing during this time. I never printed again after digital photography came into being)

This is a selfie taken in my hotel room in North Beach. The whole time I lived in San Francisco, I only lived in Hotel Rooms, but they had great views. I always have lots of plants and books no matter where I live. Shirt I bought it Chinatown. I didn´t know what the symbol said, but I think it was something sexy by the way Chinese men looked at me on the street when I wore it.
San Francisco Bay. with Golden Gate Bridge During these years I was very much into hand coloring photos that I took in B&W.
The Corner of Broadway and Columbus Avenue. Photo taken from my room at the Hotel Americana
North Beach up to Hob Hill.
William F. Burroughs at City Lights Bookstore cerca 1983
Romolo Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco
Window Washer. I took photo one day at work as I was looking out of my panoramic window from where I worked for an architectural firm on Clay St. (photo is hand-tinted)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

View from my Window (1980) in North Beach, San Francisco.  Photo is a hand-colored black & white print that I printed myself.  One afternoon, I looked out my window and that fantastic cloud was hovering over the hill.  The bottom of the hill is North Beach, The middle of the hill is Chinatown, the top of the hill is Nob Hill.  This photo brings back lots of memories and feelings of those days in which I lived in a hotel room on Broadway and Columbus.
View from my Window (1980) in North Beach, San Francisco. Photo is a hand-colored black & white print that I printed myself.  Back then I was very much into hand-coloring my photos.  I haven’t done that in a long time, but am starting to get the urge again.  I used Marshall’s photo colors and after 30 years they are still good and I still have them all.  I’ve been carrying them around with me from one place to another all these years, so I would have them if I got the urge to photo color again.

One afternoon, I looked out my window and that fantastic cloud was hovering over the hill. The bottom of the hill (not much visible in this photo) is North Beach, The middle of the hill is Chinatown, the top of the hill is Nob Hill. The tallest building at the top of the hill (gold modern rectangle with flag) is the Fairmont Hotel.

This photo brings back lots of memories and feelings of those days in which I lived in a hotel room at Broadway and Columbus for 4 years. At the time I had a job as a secretary at an architectural firm, a few blocks away. I chose not to show all of the hill of buildings so that I could get the cloud in.

These were acquaintances of mine at this time.  Man on the low left is the poet Gregory Corso.  They were sitting in front of the Church
These were North Beach neighborhood people at this time (1979-84). Man on the lower left is the poet Gregory Corso, who was the only person in this group I knew at all. I left San Francisco in 1984 and haven’t been back, but hope to visit some day.

San Francisco Boat_1982
Me, in 1982, I think. I’m standing outside a cruse ship in San Francisco Harbor.