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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

The House On Telegraph Hill - City Panorama

  "This is San Francisco, as it looks from Telegraph Hill".  These are the opening words of the movie spoken in voiceover by the main character, Victoria Kovelska (Valentina Cortese).

Then ...  The panorama, of San Francisco's waterfront, the Bay Bridge and the Financial District, is indeed the view from Telegraph Hill, filmed from the top of Coit Tower.  The iconic Ferry Building clock tower can be seen almost lined up with one of the bridge towers (click image to enlarge).

... and Now,  the recent view, below, reveals drastic changes in the Financial District which now includes the Transamerica pyramid at far right.  Several foreground buildings are unchanged, as is the white Appraiser's Building over to the right of center.

... and Now - an aerial view,  this view of the Financial District in the distance shows Coit Tower atop telegraph Hill in the foreground, the vantage point for the images above. 

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