Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

February 4, 2015
market street san francisco california usa

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost - J.R.R. Tolkien

Market Street is a major transit artery for the city of San Francisco. It cuts across the city for three miles from the Ferry Building to the hills of Twin Peaks. This street has been compared to Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and the Champs-Élysées.

The photo above was taken on Market Street. A street of striking contrasts. One minute you are surrounded by luxury shops and fancy restaurants, the next one you find yourself on a run down neighborhood unannounced. No borders.

Cristina xo


  1. True! I saw this a lot when I was in SF, seems like luxury and poverty are very close together!

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  2. Its strange when I see such stark contrasts right next to each other and no buffer in between. Great shot capturing this though.

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  3. I totally know what you're saying! I was just in SF last year and have noticed it!

  4. Wow...It's ironic to see luxury and poverty next to each other. I loved this shot, and I hope that people could do their part for humanity, and for all those less fortunate :/

  5. That is one of my fav quotes - good old hobbit :)
    Fantastic photograph and you're so right - it's amazing how riches and rags are so very close together yet appear to be in different worlds. It saddens me.

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  6. I was shocked by this in San Fran as well. Gorgeous city but definitely some shocking wealth disparity, luckily though I have heard that SF offers many great services for the homeless. Even their libraries serve hot meals at times to help with some of their unprivileged citizens.


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