• Posted:Monday, January 25, 2010
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Take snaps in San Francisco
Whether you're a fan of the old school method of taking photographs (I'm talking film here, or even Polaroids) or prefer to gad about town snapping away with your newfangled digital single-lens reflex, then it could be a very good idea indeed to book yourself a flight to and a hostel in San Francisco.

This delightful American city has just been described by Pat Gunches, writing for Gadling.com, as "a photographer's best friend", predominately because of its oceanic views, intriguing topography and interesting culture.

In a rundown of the ten best places to go for taking travel pictures, Mr Gunches mentioned Haight Ashbury, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Nob Hill and the Embarcadero as all good areas to head to in the city if beautiful holiday snaps are what you're after.

"The fantastic views of the San Francisco and Bay Bridges make for a fantastic portfolio of visual memory," he said, adding that "even the weather is photogenic - with its rolling fog enveloping the bridges and hovering close to the ocean".

A quick visit to the Gadling website is proof positive that Mr Gunches tells not a word of a lie, as some pictures taken in San Francisco have been included in the article. One of my particular favourites is a shot of some brightly coloured cups from Chinatown, although there are also several pictures of murals in the Mission, which, by the looks of it could be a great place to head to.

According to SFGate, this district is "crawling with things to see and do" and is also a hotspot for other cultures, as Mexican and Central American people have been settling in the area since the 50s.

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