The City by the Bay

 
“East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State.”
— O. Henry
 
 

San Francisco is a very hilly sort of place. Invariably you are either going uphill or downhill. Flat land is as rare as affordable housing. But then again, most great cities are built on a hill. Today, San Francisco is the light of the world. Its greatness cannot be hidden.

The Bay Area is home to Silicon Valley, from where top technology firms operate and control the technology that runs the world. It is also home to Stanford and UC Berkeley. It is home to quite a bit of today’s leading edge.

San Francisco, like all great cities, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. It is, at once, accessible to everyone from around the world who can contribute and inaccessible to anyone who cannot keep up with the pace of this great city.