Left standing after the famous earthquake of The Fairmont San Francisco's destiny was to be the pinnacle of luxury hotels of the century. Today, this legendary hotel occupies a special place in the heart of this world-class city.
Passing cable cars offer a view of the destruction of California Street. Old St. Marys Cathedral has escaped destruction. (photo blend montage of present-day San Francisco and the city after the 1906 earthquake, by artist Shawn Clover)
In this series of carefully photoshopped images, photographer Shawn Clover created composite photographs that blend historical scenes from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and his own present-day captures of the same locations.