San Francisco Instagrammers Say Farewell to #thatSFtree

San Francisco mourns the loss of the iconic tree atop Mt. Davidson: #thatsftree

In cities across the world, certain places become pilgrimage sites for Instagrammers. New York has the Brooklyn Bridge, Los Angeles has Griffith Observatory, and San Francisco had #thatsftree.

The tree, a long-deceased tree atop Mount Davidson, San Francisco’s tallest hill, became a place for the city’s Instagram community to come together. The tree’s pale color and slight lean perfectly framed views of downtown San Francisco or the Sutro Tower atop Twin Peaks. Sadly, the tree came down in unusually strong winds on Sunday night. Many traveled to tree last evening to pay respects.