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Dirty Harry

July 23, 2012

Harry the Dirty Dog Dirty Harry, the San Francisco classic, runs the intro credits with an epic 270° city-wide pan atop the newly constructed (at least in 1971) 555 California building, from the Presidio to North Beach.

Behold no Sutro Tower or Transamerica Pyramid! (What did bloggers write about then?)


Bernal and Dolores Park marked:


This is obviously begging to be panoramaficated, but one set of credits involving George Fargo and friends sat over right 101 / Potrero / Mission and was nearly impossible to remove, though it does add character (click to view 10,000 pixels wide):


My photo stitching software didn’t deal well with the gap and got a little wobbly:


But behold the giant PG&E gas storage containers next to Potrero! That would have been comforting. Here’s what they looked like up close:


This guy had a funterrifying job:


And while we’re on the subject of PG&E in the 70s, here’s an ad for their mildly terrifying computers:


Tape *and* punchcards, impressive!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 25, 2012 8:48 pm

    “Then let us tell your story to our computer.”

    “Without your space helmet, you’re going to find that rather difficult.”

  2. Ivy permalink
    July 25, 2012 11:24 pm

    The tank farm is still there! Or, at least, a tank farm is there; not sure if they are the original tanks, but the fuel storage still exists and will be removed as part of the remediation of this whole site.

  3. July 26, 2012 4:52 pm

    Making a panorama from the credit roll of Dirty Harry?! I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t just seen this. Amazing effort as usual, sir!

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