I found this site which provides step-by-step instructions how to use flickrfs in order to mount your Flickr account as a file system. The steps required a little tweaking to work. Here are the steps that I followed:

  1. sudo apt-get install libfuse2 fuse-utils python2.4-fuse imagemagick - the original instructions used a capital i for imagemagick.
  2. sudo modprobe fuse
  3. sudo chmod 755 /bin/fusermount - the original instructions used /usr/bin
  4. sudo chmod u+s /bin/fusermount - the original instructions used /usr/bin
  5. sudo chmod 666 /dev/fuse
  6. cd ~
  7. Download flickrfs package from sourceforge.
  8. tar -xzvf flickrfs-*.tar.gz
  9. screen -S flickrfs
  10. lsmod | grep -i fuse # Rerun commands in step 2 if not loaded.
  11. cd flickrfs-1.3.95 - make sure to check the version number.
  12. mkdir ~/flickrfs/mount - use a mount point under your home directory or use sudo
  13. mkdir ~/flickrfs/mount/stream
  14. python flickrfs.py ~/flickrfs/mount
  15. tail -f ~/.flickrfs/log