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Old Posted Nov 12, 2019, 4:22 AM
HenryHuntington HenryHuntington is offline
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
Looking west on Navy.


GSV

The Admiral Apartment building looks so faaaaaaaaaaar away!

For some reason I thought the old photo was looking south and the Lick Pier sign was perhaps a parking lot on Rose Avenue. (Lick Pier was at the end of Rose Ave.)

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Might be time for a cautionary tale about judging straight-ahead distances when cruising about town in the Googlemobile. The lenses they employ are necessarily wide-angle, and that exaggerates apparent distances relative to most standard focal length camera lenses. Some of my searches here at NLA and also at the railway museum have forced me to learn (and re-learn and re-re-learn) this lesson the hard way. Please feel free to profit from my inexperience.
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