Monday, March 13, 2006

I Left My Heart... San Francisco. But I will definitely be going back for it!

We really enjoyed this town and plan to visit again when we have more time to take it all in. We spent the day trying to hit all the areas we could before the rain set it. This is looking North down Hyde Street toward the bay. Oh my God, this street was steep!! It felt so weird being at such an angle in the car, looking straight down, praying that your brakes were going to hold. In the distance, you can see the island that Alcatraz sits on.
We made a quick stop at Fisherman's Wharf to people watch, view the Stellar Sea Lions and feast our eyes on all of the seafood that was available.

A quick stop in The Haight Ashbury community; what a unique area with lots of eclectic little shops, style and ingenuity, interesting people and beautiful architecture.
Here is my first attempt at capturing the famous Seven Painted Ladies, commonly referred to as "postcard row". The weather was getting a little cloudy with rain expected in the late afternoon, so my ladies are looking a bit drab under the gray skies, but I also got a shot at night with the city in the background. A little blurry without the steadiness of my tripod, but you get the idea.

Here, in the North Beach area, you can see the Transamerica Pyramid with a cool triangular building to its lower right - sort of like the Flatiron Building in New York. We headed to North Beach for a great little Italian dinner on Columbus Avenue and I took this shot just as the rain was letting up.

I'm looking forward to visiting again, hopefully in the summer to get some other pictures of this fantastic city, and I've decided to add it to my "favorite places" list.

1 comment:

Becky G said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful city. I've never been there, but those photos give a real feeling for the heart of the city.