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A Photographic Walk Around San Francisco

I post complaints too often on this blog so I decided to post something light from my recent travels…

On the left, friends I made during breakfast by the San Francisco Ferry Building. On the right, a view of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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A view of Alcatraz Island from an elevated section of Hyde St., looking past the Hyde St. Pier.

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Another view of Alcatraz Island, this one from a beach along Jefferson St. near the Maritime Museum and Ghirardelli Square.

(Yes, I am fascinated by Alcatraz) πŸ˜†

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In the foreground of this photo of the Golden Gate Bridge taken from Black Point is the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion where I happened upon the San Francisco Public Library’s 53rd Annual Big Book Sale. I was like a kid in a candy store. This was a warehouse filled with thousands of books for sale – each for the price of $1. I saw every genre, from early printings of classics and textbooks to science fiction and drugstore novels. I wished for a moment I had a car trunk to fill, but I had to contain my enthusiasm and purchase just 12 paperback books. 😦

My lunch companions at a thin strip of park along Marina Blvd. between the San Francisco Marina Yacht Harbor and Marina Green Triangle.

On the left, a group of trees near Crissy Field Marsh I found interesting, and on the right, a view of Torpedo Wharf from the hills on the SF side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Views of the Golden Gate Bridge from various points along a trail that winds its way up a steep climb from Marine Dr. to the bridge. In the background in the photo on the left is the Marin Headlands. In the background of the two photos on the right are Lime Point and Horseshoe Bay. Next to Horseshoe Bay is Fort Baker, named after a Senator who lost his life during the Battle of Ball’s Bluff in Virginia during the Civil War.

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17 comments on “A Photographic Walk Around San Francisco

  1. Great travelogue! How much fun it must be to freely wander San Francisco!

  2. Yes, San Francisco is a great place to walk around. Two things that surprised me were how expensive everything is and how early the city shuts down. There isn’t as much going on late at night as I expected and the train systems (BART and Caltrain) close early. I did find a cool comedy club that does improv skits. They ask the audience for ideas and go with the flow. It’s a lot of fun.

    I didn’t take that many pictures, especially of all of the typical tourist spots. I just snapped one every once in a while. I didn’t plan on posting any. It was a spontaneous idea to post this.

    Thanks for the comment. πŸ˜€

  3. Hey there! I’m a fellow travel blogger and wanted to stop by your blog to follow you and show my support of your success. I look forward to your future post and I hope that you can stop by and support my website soon too.

  4. Thanks so much for this. I was born in San Mateo just a few miles south on the Peninsula, grew up there, lived and worked all over the Bay Area. I get teary-eyed thinking about San Francisco – been away far too long.

  5. Nice city, been their twice. A city that still feels like a city – atmospheric

  6. I’ve had the joy of visiting San Francisco. Beautiful city πŸ™‚

  7. It’s a very nice area and interesting, too. I enjoyed visiting Haight-Ashbury and viewing Alcatraz from various points along the shore. I got a kick out of seeing certain areas I’d seen on The Streets of San Francisco as a kid. πŸ™‚ I wanted very much to visit Candlestick Park, too. Though I’m not a big baseball fan, I was while growing up. I wanted to see the ballpark where Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal and Bobby Bonds played. Sadly, my first visit to San Francisco was in June of 2016. I discovered that Candlestick Park had been knocked down in September of 2015. Oh well. I’ve seen a few good musicians on the streets and met a few interesting people.

    Hopefully you get a chance to go back for an occasional visit. I’ll be moving to Bolivia fairly soon. I know I’ll definitely miss a lot of places, especially around NYC and Long Island. Being so far away it may be difficult to visit as often as I’ d like so I plan on doing a lot of roaming around the next few months. πŸ™‚

  8. Yeah, I hear you. It’s a fun city to spend time in, if you like cities of course. πŸ™‚ It’s definitely one of my favorites.

    Thanks for the comment.

  9. Wow, Bolivia? Why there?

    My dad took me many times to Candlestick Park to see the Giants in the 1960s. The stadium was terrible, but the team was great and I cherish the memories. πŸ™‚

  10. Yes, it is. I enjoy riding the cable cars, walking around, enjoying the music and checking out my favorite improv comedy club. πŸ˜† On my first visit I was surprised at how expensive it is and at how many homeless people there were. I don’t know statistics, but I think there are more homeless per capita in San Francisco than in NYC. These things are common in U.S. cities, though. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. I’ve met quite a few nice, interesting people.

  11. I know what you mean about Candlestick. I have many fond memories of visiting Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium. I still remember my first baseball game, at Yankee Stadium in 1970. It seemed magical as a kid. πŸ˜€ And I remember taking buses to Shea Stadium during the summer in the mid 1970s to sit in the outfield bleachers for 75 cents. That price sounds like it had to be 100 years ago when you look at current prices to attend sporting events. πŸ˜†

  12. Hi. Thanks for checking out my post. I don’t usually post things about travel, per se, but
    I travel a bit and occasionally write about observations I make. I write about a variety of things, depending on where my mind wanders.

    I’d love to check out your blog one of these days. Thanks, again. πŸ˜€

  13. nice city views!
    no complaint πŸ™‚

  14. πŸ˜ƒ Thanks. Have a beautiful day.

  15. I love it! I think it’s awesome to have a diverse blog. That way you don’t corner yourself in ❀

  16. Yes, that can be a good thing. πŸ˜€ I just start writing when I feel it and let it go where it goes.

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