Playful, elegant, and not above the judicious use of the word “shit."

From Atop Tank Hill

  • Makes everything seem so insignificant…

    Beautiful! Where is Tank Hill?

  • Doots

    Awesome view luv

  • Sometimes we forget there’s the rest of the world out there. Thanks for reminding us.

  • zebob

    Tank Hill is in San Francisco.
    There are these wonderful things called “search engines” on the “World Wide Web” which is part of this thing called the “Internet” where you can plug in words like “Tank Hill” and get an answer almost instantaneously!
    It’s quite amazing but not too many people know about them.
    -z

  • Daisy

    Always has to be one smart ass in the crowd doesn’t there? 😉

    Nice pict.

  • reenie

    Lay off, Zebob. Could it possibly be that Kate MAY have been trying to start some conversation? Jeez. Smartass.

  • sab

    Beautiful.

  • What is a “search engine”?

  • And by the way, I’ve lived an hour from SF for about twenty-five years and until now, never heard of Tank Hill.

    Nice photo, by the way.

  • Look it up.

  • Gavinator

    Beautiful blue sky… my son’s eyes are practically that exact same color. The blue is so peaceful and the picture is so crisp. You are quite talented.

    Get ready to be amazed because I, too, know about the internet and I plugged in smartass and I received my answer almost instantaneously- zebob.

  • At the risk of inciting more snark, what is the mound of dirt in the middle of the picture? Sorry, I mean in the middle of the be-yoo-tiful picture?

    Nice work Dooce.

  • Good question about the mound of dirt – what the hell is it? And yeah – way too much snarkyness going on here – its not like a hurricane is going to hit you people tomorrow or anything you know – chill out.

  • Beautiful photo. Love the sky 🙂

  • Dammit, now I have the “Rice-a-Roni’ theme song in my head.

  • stacey

    It’s a postcard. The caption should read “Greetings From”. Well done.

  • Ahhh San Francisco, thanks zebob I didn’t know where the hell ‘Tank Hill’ was 🙂

  • lissa

    The mound of dirt is an open space park called Bernal Hill. Lots bigger than it looks in the picture. It’s a very popular place to walk dogs.

  • I’d like to add some more snark into this mix. That “mound of dirt” is precisely why I haven’t yet removed my heart thereby giving San Francisco the chance to claim it. As a matter of fact, the idea of returning there next week sort of makes me want to throw up.

    That mound of dirt is a hill. I live between two of them. They are green for (I hear) a month out of the year.

    (I drank too much Maker’s Mark last night. Please note the hangover induced sarcasm.)

  • That’s gorgeous. But what is that big mound of dirt in the middle?

  • LOL!!!

    Great pic, Dooce 🙂

  • midwifegoddessannie

    what the fuck is a ZEBOB? Sounds like are smartass to me

  • Tracy

    Nice composition – I like the one red house in the lower left-center of the picture.

  • I am learning all kinds of stuff about San Francisco today!

    Great picture!

  • Liz

    I find it very amusing to see these pictures of places I’ve been (like Tank Hill and the Apple Store in Emeryville/SF)… especially since I am a fool and never take a camera with me to the city. That is a very pretty picture. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit (I know it was awhile ago).

  • Sarah

    Nice picture. Makes me want to travel.

    By the way, the comments today are cracking me up. Hee, hee.

  • That is one of my favorite places in the entire universe. I used to sit on Tank Hill at night when I was lonely and look out at all the lights and across the bay and somehow feel better. What a great memory. Thanks for posting this photo.

  • shy

    every place deserves a tank hill. mary – i had past moments in my life where i’m sure a tank hill would have been useful. you definitely are a lucky gal to have been smart enough to use such a lovely scene.

    i love photo’s like these…

  • I Love that city, beautiful picture.

  • Tim

    My favorite place in this country. Man, I want to go back. Good thing land is cheap out there 🙂

    Congrats on the procedure being reconvened.

  • Wah. I used to live in San Francisco. That pictures is actually making my eyes water. Ouch. That hurts my heart. I hate the East.

  • Heather

    I grew up in the SF Bay Area and have never heard of Tank Hill, either. I’m so ashamed.

  • That mound of dirt is a park?! It looks creepy! I can’t stop eyeballing it. It appears so strange and out of place. That must be why the picture is so interesting. Nice little view of the city with a huge mound of dirt in the midst of things. Non-conforming mound of dirt! Ack!

  • I might be the only person in the world who is not in love with San Francisco. As a matter of a fact, I’m not even sure I like it.

    I am a bad, bad person.

  • There are these wonderful things called “manners” which are part of a thing called “society” where you can “interact” with “people” in such a way that they don’t all want to “stab” you.

  • well I guess that if I am a sailor then you are the warm gulf wind, and you blown in to this little port and roused may dreams again. tiff

  • beachgal

    Cool picture, Dooce! I too am intrigued that big mound of dirt is actually a park. And Yay! for naked yoga.

  • Internet, eh?

    I hear they even have it on computers now.

    Hmm, nice mound of dirt, though – looks like some Doctor Who scale model of a city onto which somebody accidentally dropped a wheelbarrow load of dirt. We just need weird, cheap Dr. Who monster to come rampaging in to complete the picture (maybe tomorrow?)

  • The mound of dirt is actually Corona Heights (see the link above, which also has Tank Hill info). I live right down the hill from Tank Hill, and I’ve enjoyed your photos of my ‘hood, dooce!

  • Being from the rolling *green* hills of Kentucky and shamelessly non-travelled (?), I’m also amazed, appalled and intrigued by the mound-o-dirt park thing. I’d have never guessed it was a park in a million years!
    Love that one lone red house. Makes you wonder what kind of people live there, huh?
    Gorgeous pic, Dooce. I’d rather see funny ones of Leta, though. Nothing is better than baby pictures. 😉
    Good day to you!

  • Aviva

    sniff, sniff, I love my city.

  • Suzy

    Tiffany made me laugh and she’s got great pictures on her site, too. Which just goes to show that Dooce attracts the coolest gals on the “internet”.

  • ginger

    Dave p if your American how come you know about Dr Who? Dr Who was a wonderful, tinpot sci-fi put together by the BBC which I have fond memories of, but surely it wouldn’t be deemed sophisticated enough to have ever been played on American TV?

  • I love the picture, all of your pictures actually. Now I can see why you disabled comments. Yikes.

  • I think the pile of dirt looks like God took a big dump in San Fran.

  • americanbloke

    Dr. Who has been played on American television for years … I watched it growing up on Sunday late mornings … and that was over 15 years ago. It’s long been in syndication here, even if it may be just a little “too sophisticated of a show” for us blokes across the pond.

  • Elegant Goose

    Congratulations on the reconvention of your procedure! (That would make a sweet-ass Hallmark card.) I understand your pain, my sister. And, uh, no. You are not alone.

  • Thanks for the tip, zebob! I’m sure glad I have someone like you to point out the obvious! 🙂

  • Great pic of SF!
    P.S.- is it wrong that i check back so often to see if there’s a new post….