Yes, people live here. And it's an actual building, too, not a fake. The photo was taken by Håkan Dahlström in a city that affords the opportunity to take many of these types of photos.
Another photo, taken by Dan Ng in the same city, might give you a clue.
Powell Street, San Francisco
In the first photo, taken in Russian Hill, San Francisco, the tilted trees should have been a strong clue.
- Crazy hills of San Francisco, Håkan Dahlström, Flickr>>
- Powell Street San Francisco, CA, Dan Ng, PBase>>