There’s a strange atmospheric phenomenon peculiar to our location halfway up the North-American coastline, something that has shaped the romantic atmosphere of San Francisco since the very moment that it truly became a city. poems have been written about it, as well as songs and stories, and I aim to celebrate it too. You’ve probably caught on by now… it’s the San Francisco fog.

It’s a vital component of what gives the city… well, how can I say it any more clearly: it’s an essential component of San Francisco’s “atmosphere”. From the spooky alleys of film noir to shivering bonfires on the beach, the fog defines this city.

Thanks to Green for the use of the tune “Something”, recorded live at the Artists’ Quarter. Use licensed under creative commons.