After share tea, we swung by Bernal Heights at night to snap a couple photos.
Bernal Heights remained undeveloped until the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Built atop bedrock, the hill’s structures survived the tremor, and the sparseness of the development saved much of Bernal from the ravages of the firestorm that followed. The commercial corridor of Eugenia Avenue filled in with shops as the pastureland on the hilltop was developed for workers’ homes during the rapid rebuilding of the city. Some of the tiny earthquake cottagesâ€”which the city built to house quake refugeesâ€”survive to this day, including three which were moved up to Bernal Heights. –Wikipedia
I’m hoping to get some more photos from here soon. Check out similar photos from Twin Peaks.
Julia wanted to try out a new restaurant, so we drove over to Oakland to eat at Homeroom. They’re known for their Mac and Cheese, and one of my friends (Rebekah) recommended it to me a few months ago.
Annie puts our name down to get a table.
Homeroom entrance, with plenty of seating.
While we both had experience in the industry. Erin had worked in restaurant kitchens before becoming a lawyer, and Allison was a server before she entered corporate marketing. Nothing had prepared us for the year it took to launch Homeroom. –Homeroom Story
Julia taking a photo of her Garlic Mac and Cheese dish.
If you decide to go here, you should definitely order the Garlic Mac and Cheese… and be prepared for a huge portions. We had left-overs for days. One dish was certainly enough for two people.
I would say that this place is for hard core mac and cheese lovers. If you only like mac and cheese exclusively as a side dish, Homeroom may not be for you.
Julia and Annie enjoying their experience trying new restaurants in SF.
For the record, Julia really liked this place. Annie felt like it was way too much Mac and Cheese. For me personally, I think the Mac and Cheese was good, but needed more salt. The dish with bacon was actually pretty tasty… but I agree with Annie, it was a little heavy.
Long exposure of San Francisco from Twin Peaks at night. This photo was created by stacking 9 images together.
There’s been a crazy heat wave in San Francisco over the last two days, so night time photography seems to be the best solution to stay cool. We drove over to Twin Peaks to snap a couple photos.
Annie and Julia posing in front of the San Francisco skyline at night.
I didn’t have a flash on me, so I used my iPhone light to create a little fill light. It turns out that the iPhone flash light works pretty well.
By the way, there were so many people smoking weed up there that I was probably getting a second hand high.
Annie and I posing in front of the SF skyline.
The Twin Peaks are two prominent hills with an elevation of about 925 feet (282 m) located near the geographic center of San Francisco, California. Only 928 foot (283 m) Mount Davidson is higher within the city.
If you like these photos, you can check out some of pics I shot years ago with my old Nikon D200. Also, for a similar night time view, check out pictures from my hike at Mt. Davidson.
Unfortunately, the last two night skies have been filled with overcast. I’m actually surprised I was able to snag a photo of Andromeda.
By the way, if you haven’t seen it already, there’s a pretty cool video that shows the Andromeda galaxy in an amazing amount of detail. The fact that it’s over 2.5 million light years away blows my mind. I’m really hoping I get get a better picture of it in the future.