Then ... At 720 Steiner Street, the home she shares with Geoffrey, Elizabeth is getting worried about an inexplicable change in his demeanor and behavior. She wakes one morning and follows him down the staircase as he leaves the house.
... and Now, the railings and walls have since been painted over and there's no longer artwork covering the window.
As she watches through the front window he dumps something, she knows not what, into the back of a garbage truck (just like the truck seen earlier outside the dry cleaners where the owner complained to Matthew that his wife "... not my wife"). What is going on?
Then ... Later she follows him again; he leads her across a footbridge where the telephoto lens pulls the background, including a stainless steel sculpture, towards us.
Then ... She watches, puzzled, as he meets a group of people she has never seen before.
... and Now, this is the escalator of the One Maritime Plaza office highrise which connects the plaza level to the street level lobby; it was called the Alcoa building when the movie was filmed (map). Forty years on, the lobby, including the bench against the back wall and the lights arrayed around the walls, looks much the same.
Elizabeth wanders through town with an eerie feeling that everyone around her has changed in some way.
Then ... She passes a cable car on Powell Street pulling in to the turntable at Market (map). On the surface things look normal, but she is convinced there's a conspiracy going on.
... and Now, a cable car awaits its turn to rumble down to the turntable. Sephora, an upmarket beauty products store, has replaced the International restaurant and the building next to it now housing Burger King has a shiny new exterior. The old California Cafe sign painted on the side of the building at top center has survived remarkably well over the years.