The Streets of San Francisco 1985

It’s hard for me to believe that 1985 was 28 years ago, but it’s true!

I was starting my senior year in high school and my grandparents were on this trip to San Francisco, California.

William Nurenberg photo # 0113 -016  San Francisco Streetcar 1985

William Nurenberg photo # 0113 -016 San Francisco Streetcar 1985

(click any photo to view the full set)

WmN#0113-00008 Bill & Isabel San Francisco 1985

Billy & Isabel on a Bay Cruise 1985

This Batch WmN # 0113 – is from that trip in August and September of 1985.
The photographer is my grandfather and the inspiration for this entire archive, William (Billy) Nurenberg . There are about 39 – 35mm color slides in this batch from different areas of the Frisco area.

There are several nice scenes of Alcatraz Island from their bay cruise,

WmN#0113-00013 Alcatraz San Francisco 1985

and some beautiful photos of the bay, wharf & marina…
WmN#0113-00036 San Francisco Marina 1985

Of course there are always the cute photos of my grandma posing for pictures with the natives. It’s always fun to play “Where’s Isabel?”
WmN#0113-00027 Isabel Nurenberg San Francisco 1985

My favorites from this batch are his street scenes in Chinatown. I wish he’d shot more there. These were likely shot from a streetcar window.
WmN#0113-00020 San Francisco Chinatown 1985

He often had a way of capturing the spirit of a place in one frame, like this one shot from a streetcar they were riding.
WmN#0113-00017 Streetcar View San Francisco 1985

He didn’t take as many pictures on this trip as he had in places like Egypt and China, but there are several keepers in this batch and I know he would have delighted in showing them to you, so click here (or on any photo) if you’d like to see the whole batch, and enjoy!

WmN#0113-00001 William Nurenberg San Francisco 1985

Subjects include:
USA, California, San Francisco, Frisco, streets, street photography, 1980s, Chinatown, marina, boats, ships, San Francisco Bay, businesses, cars, signs, water, Golden Gate Bridge, bridge, streetcars, trains, people, Alcatraz, USS Pampanito Submarine, and more…


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