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San Francisco cable car time-lapse

San Francisco cable car time-lapse
Audio sample from Take Time, off The Books’ album, The Lemon of Pink, used with permission. Thanks Nick and Paul!

This is one I’ve been wanting to do for a while. My last two time-lapses were both stationary (Pine St and Lombard St), so I was ready to go mobile. And what better subject than San Francisco’s famed cable cars.

Every day I see the cable cars as I cross Powell to and from work. But I don’t ride them very often, because, well, they’re pretty pricey to ride. $5 without transfers. They are really more like amusement park rides masquerading as public transit.

In that spirit, I rode the full length of the California line from Van Ness to Market and back again to make this video. It was a lot of fun.

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