It looks like a painting, and a rather nice one at that.
My thoughts too, Andrew
I used to walk my dog on the beach that used to be where that boulevard (called the Great Highway) curves around in the upper right section of the image. Erosion took its toll and the beach disappeared one year.
wcs, San Francisco and Sydney have many similarities. I'm always reminded of my home city when I visit there.
Wow, a photo amazing.