Ah, Baghdad by the Bay (and never call it Frisco to its face!)... There isn't a visitor to this burg who doesn't find out the truth of the famous ballad for themselves. It really does have a magic, and it weaves its spell... And there is a personal San Francisco for everybody, a bespoke concoction of mood and melancholy, loss and liberation... everything that defines a love affair.
San Francisco's history is rich, in painters and sculptors and writers, bums and members of the smart set, heroes and eccentrics. And it is this essential quality of high-low, of sudden juxtapositions and contrasts, that has drawn artists to make the city its subject.
And do terrific work. People and places. Have a look.