When American Cities Look like European Cities

I was particularly fascinated by this photo I took in San Francisco. Somehow it looks very European. Maybe it was because of the European-like golden cupolas on top of the church’s towers. Or it was because of the congregation of people on the closed-off street for the Folsom festival. The more I think about it, the deeper I believe that it is the disappearance of the roads (streets for cars) in front of the church that makes the photo look European.

Architecture in America and Europe share a lot of similarities. But European cities don’t have as many wide and well-defined concrete roads, or grids of straight roads dividing their old cities. I proved my observation by zooming in my other photos until the roads disappeared. Guess what, they did look kind of European. You can try that too.

around 10th street and folsom street, san francisco

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