Gargoyles, Ghosts, and Grotesques of the Golden Gate

Gargoyles, Ghosts, and Grotesques of the Golden Gate

by Sharon Leong, Anne Leong

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Overview

In this deluxe photo book of San Francisco's gargoyles and attendant ghostly tales, readers will learn about the hidden history of San Francisco's diverse neighborhoods in hunting for gargoyles and ghosts with the authors, who are award-winning photographers and ghost hunters. Discover gargoyles that are rarely seen and haunted places that have never been explored. The location of many of the sites are included for those who wish to go on self-guided tours of the city's magnificent gargoyles and/or explore its haunted areas. As ghost hunters, the authors have also been guests on national television shows such as the Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures" and the History Channel's "Mystery Quest."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999401507
Publisher: Sharon Leong
Publication date: 05/18/2018
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Sharon Leong and co-author and contributing photographer, Anne Leong, are sisters who are award-winning photographers, paranormal researchers, and gargoyle hunters. Their art and photography are shown in galleries across the United States and have garnered attention from art lovers and collectors from all walks of life. As passionate as they are about photography and art, they are equally enthusiastic about ghost-hunting. Their passion for the unknown had led them to appearances on paranormal television shows, such as the Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures," and the History Channel's "Mystery Quest" in the United States, as well as an appearance in an episode of the British paranormal reality television series, "Dead Famous." Additionally, they have conducted many workshops on the paranormal and have also made presentations at paranormal conferences on their field research. Needless to say, they have traveled the world over in pursuit of their passions; therefore, please don't hesitate to introduce yourself if you happen to see them in your town holding a camera or a ghost-hunting device, or at an art gallery reception.

Sharon Leong and co-author and contributing photographer, Anne Leong, are sisters who are award-winning photographers, paranormal researchers, and gargoyle hunters. Their art and photography are shown in galleries across the United States and have garnered attention from art lovers and collectors from all walks of life. As passionate as they are about photography and art, they are equally enthusiastic about ghost-hunting. Their passion for the unknown had led them to appearances on paranormal television shows, such as the Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures," and the History Channel's "Mystery Quest" in the United States, as well as an appearance in an episode of the British paranormal reality television series, "Dead Famous." Additionally, they have conducted many workshops on the paranormal and have also made presentations at paranormal conferences on their field research. Needless to say, they have traveled the world over in pursuit of their passions; therefore, please don't hesitate to introduce yourself if you happen to see them in your town holding a camera or a ghost-hunting device, or at an art gallery reception.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Stoned
Gargoyles vs. Grotesques
Journey to the New World
Ghosts of the Golden Gate
Murder, Mayhem, and Illicit Goings-On
Financial District and North Beach
The Historic Barbary Coast
Chinatown
Chinese Gargoyles
The Story of Little Pete
Downtown/Union Square
Nob Hill
Civic Center/Tenderloin
Tenderloin: A Walk on the Wild Side
An Old Cemetery, Assassinations, and Hauntings
Western Addition/NoPa
The Reburial of a Victorian Girl
Haight District
Mission District and Castro District
Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, and the Marina District
SoMa and the Sunset District
Rincon Hill and Bloody Thursday
Grumpy Angels, Grouchy Lions, and Haunted Eagles
A Miscellaneous Collection of Popular Motifs
Postscript
Appendix 1: Building Information
Appendix 2: Symbolism of Various Animals, Birds, and Mythological Creatures
Glossary
Bibliography & Further Reading
About the Authors

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