Windows of San Francisco
February 13, 2018 8:55 AM   Subscribe

"Looking out the window is an underrated activity. Each one is like a never-ending movie about a small, specific place in the world. You never know what kind of characters you’ll see, or what kind of plots will unfold. I tried to capture this feeling with Windows of San Francisco, which features views from 100 different windows around the city. San Francisco is a magical place, enjoy the journey." Windows of San Francisco, made by Jon Murray, Matthew Pullen, Andrew Pullen & Pete Blaszkiewicz
posted by everybody had matching towels (20 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
via Coudal Fresh Signals. As a non-local, I especially appreciate the map locator in the upper left corner.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 8:57 AM on February 13

Warning: auto-play audio.
posted by Nerd of the North at 9:25 AM on February 13

Bears in spandex on Folsom St, hell of Chinese ladies squatting in front of BART, guy dropping his beer and then himself on Pierce.

*Nod*. Seems legit.
posted by danny the boy at 9:47 AM on February 13 [2 favorites]

I thought these were live but then #17 is dark. This seems like an idea that is not quite fully executed, and the interface is terrible. Good luck getting to window #90 people.
posted by The_Vegetables at 9:48 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]

Beautiful, self-obsessed, all but inaccessible.

Yep, that's SF.
posted by chavenet at 9:51 AM on February 13 [3 favorites]


Martuni's, the Ferry Building, every shot of Chinatown, that guy playing the erhu, the foliage, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, my memories, my youth, the sense of wonder at a life yet undiscovered - I miss them all.
posted by grumpybear69 at 9:55 AM on February 13 [6 favorites]

There are some at 42 but overall a surprising lack of good boys
posted by danny the boy at 9:55 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]

It's not live. Folsom happens in September, Pride happens in June, but both are happening at the same time in different windows. There are also multiple shots of the De Young/Academy of Science courtyard area with different exhibits and crowds (one from when the Haring show was there, which was a couple years ago now.)

Kind of funny to reflect that the weather is so consistent season-to-season that the weather in the videos doesn't give it away. I was also waiting for the naked dudes who hang out when it's relatively warm near the F line turnaround at Castro to pop up in that one shot that appears to be down the street from Orphan Andy's, but they never did.
posted by blnkfrnk at 10:44 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]

15 has a corgi!
posted by capricorn at 10:44 AM on February 13

I saw a little westie white fluffer guy, a patient Rottweiler, and the corgi on the bench!
posted by blnkfrnk at 10:46 AM on February 13

Ooh, wait, are these all windows of buildings? I think #18 may have been shot from the window of a vehicle. Clever!
posted by capricorn at 10:46 AM on February 13

Last comment, I swear, but it's also weird that it's never raining in any of these shots. And I probably should have known it wasn't live because one of the windows has a night view, not because of the timing of festivals!
posted by blnkfrnk at 10:51 AM on February 13

yeah, some are definitely car windows.
posted by oneirodynia at 10:52 AM on February 13

I got to 16 before it all went dark.
posted by oneirodynia at 10:53 AM on February 13

oh, now it's working? Okay.
posted by oneirodynia at 10:53 AM on February 13

Is this something I need a fiber internet connection to understand?
posted by rhizome at 12:48 PM on February 13

Im tempted to take a picture out my window so you can see the parking garage.
posted by lkc at 5:08 PM on February 13

it's never raining in any of these shots

That's because last winter excepted, it's basically never raining here anymore.
posted by jesourie at 5:21 PM on February 13

Yes, it's rainy season here in SF but it has not rained for a month and there is no hint of rain in the 10-day forecast.

Of the ones that worked for me, I like them! In the Folsom St and Castro ones I looked for people I might know but no luck.
posted by rtha at 6:19 PM on February 13

I used to have a friend who lived in San Francisco circa 1980. He told me an apartment hunting anecdote, but I can't testify to the veracity of it.

Dave: The rent seems a little high...
Realtor: Well, that's because it has a view of the Golden Gate bridge!
Dave: Uh, I don't see the Golden Gate bridge.
Realtor: If you stand on the toilet and look out the bathroom window, you can see one of the towers.
posted by Daddy-O at 10:48 PM on February 13

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