I'm an Angelino born and raised, but San Francisco stole my heart a long time ago. Don't get me wrong, Los Angeles will always be my hood and it will always be my home, but there is something about San Francisco that keeps calling to me.
We started driving the seven hour road to SF when I was a kid. My dad loved road trips and I always loved where we ended up. When I was a little older, my aunt moved up there and we had our reason to go whenever we had a free weekend. I always ran away to San Francisco.
What do I like most about San Francisco? The history. The whole city is full of buildings and monuments that are waiting for me to photograph and write about. I never get tired of the stupidly steep streets and the ridiculously thin houses. I love going to the monuments and the broken down sites of a time that was so much different than today. Whenever I go up to visit, everyone knows that we're going to stop at my beloved ruins and that I'm going to spend some serious alone time with them.
The people in San Francisco are also very different from Los Angeles. People in LA always seem to be in a hurry while people in San Francisco seem to be more laid back, which is saying something considering that Angelinos are known for being chill. The style people have is also something I look forward to. In LA, people dress a little abstractly, but they dress abstractly on trend. Everyone shops at the same stores and generally has the same non-style. In SF, people seem to dress more to there own liking than to what is currently being pushed in the market and I LOVE that. As a city, San Fran is also a little more photogenic than LA for those who aren't tourists in my opinion.
Needless to say, I crave a life in San Francisco. I may be in a committed relationship with SoCal right now, but who knows. Maybe NorCal will win me over in the end.