Friday, October 24, 2008

Angels Flight has changed over the years

This early photo was made around or after 1903, the year the Third Street tunnel was opened. The Angels Flight cable cars appear to be open to the elements. If they were Olivet and Sinai, as the cars were named, they were later enclosed. Note the simple arch in front of the tracks and the frame buildings with filigreed ornamentation.

Years later the scene had changed considerably.
And today the surroundings are spectacular (in a new location not far from the original one).

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