Even the most beautiful cities in the world may start to feel boring after living there for a while. It’s difficult to notice the little charming details when we’re swamped with our daily routines and constantly rushing. Luckily, talented photographers like Sage Akaboshi are here to remind us of all that we’re missing by transforming simple things into beautiful images.

Sage shoots all around San Francisco to show the city’s atmosphere. His pictures all have a down-to-earth unpretentious quality to them, making them really enjoyable. The photographer told Bored Panda: "When I was young, I just happened to be passing by a Polaroid camera promotion in front of a store with my friends, and I bought a camera impulsively. Immediately, I took photos of my friends with the camera on the street. That was my start of photographing in the street. After that, I also started using a film camera and I was very excited when I got the photos developed in black and white. Now I just point the lens at everything I am interested in: people, color, architecture, cityscape, art, and more.”

Scroll down to see San Francisco through the lens of Sage Akaboshi.

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Glynna Bowood
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

View of SF across the bay from Oakland?

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Photographer Captures Incredible Images Of San Francisco's Unique Way Of Life

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Annie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is that a garage door? If so, it's a great design!

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Photographer Captures Incredible Images Of San Francisco's Unique Way Of Life

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Tiny Dancer
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nearly scrolled past the giant peace signs painted (chalked?) on the road. Nice.

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Joy
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Wait. Darla? Is that you?? Well DANG girl, you looking gooooood!"

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Memere
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They hired the little old Italian lady art restorer to renovate the stucco?

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Photographer Captures Incredible Images Of San Francisco's Unique Way Of Life

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Khavrinen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Anybody know how to drive this primitive antique?"

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Tee Witt
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wheel chairs just for doggies, excellent.

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Jon McAdams
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1 year ago

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Tee Witt
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The way they stand with their boards make them look like they are expecting them to run away

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Annie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Makes me think of David Bowie flying through

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Terd Fergison
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No. Let me stay in bed a little longer.

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Annie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Caution! Aliens may hug you when you sit here.

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Annie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The window display reminds me of an unfinished Pac-Man game

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Photographer Captures Incredible Images Of San Francisco's Unique Way Of Life

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John Otruba
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where are the thousands of homeless defecating and urinating in public(with Mayor's permission and Police Officer"s disgust? This jus(with a few exceptions) Ciderella's view of SANFRAN!

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