There are countless stories to tell in San Francisco, but sometimes a picture says so much more that mere words. Each Tuesday we present to you 7 Reasons. (Our sister site LAist does the same thing, which we found too inspiring to resist.) Much like Photo du Jour highlighting a nifty image shot by our readers, 7 Reasons features recent photos from the SFist pool on Flickr showcasing the uniqueness of San Francisco. And with that, here are 7 reason why S.F. is, for lack of a better word, rad.

This week's 'Photo of the Week' winner: Gerard Livernois for his shot of the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary fireworks kickoff. (The winner can be seen as the lead cover image on SFist's Facebook page all week long.)