Hey Sonic Retro. I'm currently working on a Retrospective video on SA2, similar in vain to this one I did on SA 1 (Cheap plug yes, but there's a reason). So what I like to do is look at the development of the game and try to find what influenced some of the design decisions, visual choices that we see etc. With SA1 that's easy, there's tons of video and photos from Sonic Team themselves... But with SA2 however, well... It's a lot less documented. The real night and day of the development openness comes from the number of videos and photos shared from their SA1 world tour... and their SA2 American roadtrip... In fact only 2 pictures exist (to my knowledge) this one... And it's very very low quality younger brother... This pic... No really! That's the best quality/size I can find! Now... when you look at just those two pics, you can see a lot that clearly influenced City Escape, the trees, the parked cars, the building designs... etc... So what I thought would be cool, is during the segment of the video where I'm talking about 'how the city influenced the game' to include some pics of actual San Francisco and try to match up details from the game to the real life city... And then I thought "Well... Could I actually find where these two pics were taken?" because it stands to reason what wherever these were taken, it's likely other research photos were also taken? Unfortunately, neither Retro or any other source names what streets these are.... Making this quite a difficult task for a bloke from Yorkshire to find... But wait... look at the 2nd pic... that's... quite a tower behind Yuji Naka? There's only so many places where that photo could be taken? And I think I found it! I'm about 90% sure this is the spot where the photo was taken, unfortunately street view doesn't match this perfectly... This particular image of the street is from 2019. But I'm pretty sure this is the location... Here's different pic from another year/angle. This is from 2009. I'm quite sure that in this pic, we are 'stood' where Sonic Team where in the photo. Let's compare all 3 images... To save you scrolling here it is again... The tower matches up. The tree on the right matches up (whilst blurry, even the branches match). Behind the tree and next to the tower, there's another large black building in the distance, matches in all pics. Look at the building on the left... it also matches. Just prior to the 'left' building, you can see some greenery. In every picture you can see there are flowers outside the building just before it Just after the 'left' building, you can make out a 'red' roof structure, it's there on the street view pic. On the right, behind the tree, there's a red building, again, red building on the street view. On the road, you can see the yellow road markings, whilst faded, they're the same 'double yellow' markings. But another big clue, is the pose. They're in the middle of the street, with their backs to the tower... not very safe right? Well... Look at what's beyond it.... A short distance away, the road ends, as for that side street? It's barely larger than an alley way and this too is also a dead end. Whilst it's not impossible something could 'drive' up behind them, it's unlikely to be something quick and potentially dangerous. They're facing the main artery for vehicles into this area, meaning the disruption to the road users is low and they're also relatively safe in the middle of the road for that picture. So... Where is it? Well... you're gonna think I'm joking when I tell you the address... 1234 Montgomery Street, San Francisco. I've not yet started seriously looking for the other (better) quality photo, but if anyone else wants to give it a bash feel free.