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There's no denying the charm of San Francisco, a city perched on rolling hills, where "little cable cars climb half-way to the stars." With dramatic vistas at every turn, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Bay to the east, its cityscape is like no other place on Earth. Discover the "City by the Bay" in this new edition of San Francisco Then and Now.Filled with amazing then-and-now photographs, some previously unpublished, that include cable cars, the Ferry Building, Palace of Fine Arts, and the Transamerica Pyramid, all the city's most popular attractions. This unique book features a selection of dramatic photos taken before, during, and after the 1906 Earthquake and fire. See how the city rose from the ashes with a series of skyline photos.San Francisco's most beloved landmark gets the royal treatment. Compare a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge during its construction in 1934 to its current elegant grandeur.How did Lombard Street get to be the "crookedest street in the world?" See it in 1922 when it was under construction and what it looks like now. (For the record, Lombard is actually San Francisco's second most crooked street!)
Eric J. Kos is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has provided his design expertise to various publications in the East Bay since 1997. In 2001 he helped start his first corporation, Stellar Media Group, which publishes the Alameda Sun, a free weekly newspaper in California.Dennis Evanosky is a former editor at Hills Newspapers in the East Bay. In 1997 his love of history helped fashion an award-winning calendar that featured the history of his Oakland neighborhood. Together with Eric J. Kos he has written East Bay Then and Now (2004) and San Francisco In Photographs (2006) along with several local history books for Californian communities.