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Mt Davidson

Standing tall at nearly 1000 feet, Mt. Davidson is the highest point in the city. Covered in eucalyptus and blackberry on the sea-side and dry grass to the east, a 103-foot-high controversial giant cross commemorating the Armenian genocide tops the hill -- you'll recognize it from Dirty Harry. In between here and Glen Canyon is a residential neighborhood spilling down the hillside.

All commercial activity is concentrated along the stretch of Monterey that leads to the freeway and the strip mall on Portola.


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Posted By:  Eric Saxon
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Mount Davidson Cross
It's really too bad Joy Division never made it to the United States, because when their tour rolled through San Francisco, they could have taken one hell of a photograph at the Mount Davidson Cross. Like a slightly smaller version of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer, the 103-foot gray giant presides over the Mt. Davidson neighborhood below. As with all things bigger than they should be, it is awe-inspiring, and when the fog is swirling you can imagine a race of giants that long ago had their own, much larger Christ.

Posted By:  Eric Saxon
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Mount Davidson Cross
Li'l Stonehenge is located around the grounds of Mt. Davidson, the highest natural point in the city. On a foggy day, one of the city’s most celebrated views disappears in a drifting, milky shroud. That’s when the arrangement of benches transforms into a tiny version of the authentic Stonehenge. You know, like the prop from Spinal Tap. We know the druids were behind Britain’s version, but who built these structures, and why? The San Francisco Recreation & Park Commission seems too obvious an answer. The palpable sense of mystery here transcends a rational, scientific explanation of normal benches. At the time of this writing, Li’l Stonehenge is still waiting to be officially recognized by the city as a landmark. In the meantime, go to Mt. Davidson in your finest druid duds and dance around Li'l Stonehenge at dawn. This is San Francisco after all.

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