Powell Street, San Francisco
Photo Source: The Sunset Blog

Powell Street, San Francisco

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Powell Street is a street in San Francisco, California that connects from Market Street through Union Square, North Beach, Nob Hill, Russian Hill and ends at Fisherman’s Wharf. The intersection of Powell Street with Market Street is the starting point of the Powell-Hyde Street terminal line of the San Francisco Cable Car, which ends on Hyde Street at the Aquatic Park Historic District. The street was named for Dr. William J. Powell, surgeon of the U.S. sloop of war Warren, which was active during the conquest of California.

  • A very unique location for sunset photo especially if you can capture the tram to the Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • As the area is surrounded by high rise buildings, it is very difficult to view the sunset clearly.
  • Great access to all kinds of transportation.
  • It is a very busy street in the centre of Union Square, large crowds expected.
Powell Street, San Francisco
Photo Source: Gary Burke
Powell Street, San Francisco
Photo Source: eyeye

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