Looking out over San Francisco from the top of Coit Tower there is a lot to take in. It was in the morning that I was here, and a good thing too because this is a popular icon and at any other time there would be lines to get up. But on this morning there were only a few people on top and the view in all directions was unobstructed.
San Francisco is hilly enough, but when you stand on top of the highest hill on a tower the elevation is accentuated. I used a wide angle lens to pack in as much as possible, but of course this is only looking in one direction; it was like this all around.
I think living up on this hill and then taking a walk everyday would ensure you are in pretty good shape. And that's exactly what you see, people walking up and down the hills. I get a little winded on just one hill but if I did it everyday maybe it would be different.
I was born and raised in California but I have never been up here. I've seen the Coit Tower countless times, I've been to the base of it, I recognize it as part of the skyline, but I've never been to the top of it until now. In my opinion its well worth the visit if you've not done that yet.
San Francisco is full of architectural landmarks but this ranks in the top two or three.