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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Nothing Wrong Being Different
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1 week ago

What a view!

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Khavrinen
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1 week ago

Classic design!

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Sharon Heim
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5 days ago

I love these!!!

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Aurora C.
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6 days ago

A new side to San Francisco

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Annie
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6 days ago

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

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Tiny Dancer
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1 week ago

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

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Joy
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1 week ago

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

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Aurora C.
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6 days ago

Love it! I want that car

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Tee Witt
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1 week ago

Oh! I like the bendy bus

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Aurora C.
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6 days ago

Beautiful

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DepressedAF
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1 week ago

that dog is so cute

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Stephanie Newman
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1 week ago

Mahjong tiles

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Memere
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1 week ago

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

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Khavrinen
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1 week ago

"Anybody know how to drive this primitive antique?"

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Purple light
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1 week ago

Looks like the old Windows screensaver

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Tee Witt
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1 week ago

Wheel chairs just for doggies, excellent.

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Annie
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6 days ago

Rawr!

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Memere
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1 week ago

That's a cool coat!

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Tee Witt
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1 week ago

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

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Tee Witt
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1 week ago

This is so dasmn wrong

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Alexandra Konigsburg
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6 days ago

Another pic that isn't San Francisco. This is in Sunnyvale.

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Jon McAdams
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1 week ago

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Tee Witt
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1 week ago

Shoes searching for their owner.

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Mary E Perry
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1 week ago

I need my Ghilly card

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Annie
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6 days ago

Makes me think of David Bowie flying through

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Terd Fergison
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1 week ago

No. Let me stay in bed a little longer.

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Tee Witt
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1 week ago

Stop it running away !

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Tee Witt
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1 week ago

So wrong

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Tee Witt
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1 week ago

I quite like the painting

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Teresa Spanics
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5 days ago

WOW!

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Annie
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6 days ago

Caution! Aliens may hug you when you sit here.

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Annie
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6 days ago

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

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Cheryl Goodacre
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5 days ago

It's not nice to point at it!

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Mary E Perry
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1 week ago

Don't even think about it.

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Dead Panda
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1 week ago

What a waste of a sign

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