“Gatsby Complex” Yields Beautiful Photos of Bernal Hill from Noe Valley

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It’s a well-documented fact that many people in Noe Valley experience  a “Gatsby Complex” when they gaze at Bernal Hill — our proud-but-distant profile seems to trigger deep-seated feelings of admiration and longing among our neighbors to the west. That’s perfectly understandable, of course, given Bernal’s famous glamtasticness. But it must be hard to live that way.

Fortunately, Noe’s Gatsby Complex tends to generate some wonderful photography, and these two images prove the point. The photo at top was captured at dusk last weekend by Luke Spray, and the one below was taken at dawn on Sunday by Steve A.

Frankly, we don’t envy them — the whole Gatsby Complex thing must be a difficult burden to bear. Yet at least these shutterbugs have found a productive way to transform their psychological torment into beautiful art. Lucky for them — and even more lucky for us.

Hat Tip: MissionMission

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4 thoughts on ““Gatsby Complex” Yields Beautiful Photos of Bernal Hill from Noe Valley

  1. Yeah, they envy us. But if you look carefully in the second pic, it’s obvious they already have their ski-lift to Diamond heights. We are falling behind!

  2. Pingback: To Assuage Envy, Noe Valley Commissions Bernal Artist to Create Gorgeous New Mural | Bernalwood

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