Friday, September 30, 2011

City by the Bay

"When the lights go down in the city

And the sun shines on the bay

I want to be there in my city..."

by Journey

Living close to the city by the bay I had of course collected a few images of San Francisco over the years, but never really took the time to go to San Francisco just to take pictures.
Since San Francisco's weather is rather unpredictable and very foggy in summer, now in fall, the weather is a bit more stable and even really sunny. Time to go and do some shooting, my friend Cherie and I thought and dedicated a day this last week to do exactly that.

With Journey's song and a plan of action in mind we spent a fabulous day in the city.

The following images follow the route we took, complemented by images from former visits.
Not much writing this time, so turn on your favorite San Francisco tune and enjoy !

Coit Tower

with it's great murals

and fantastic views over the city

Saints Peter&Paul Church

Looking over Columbus' shoulder at Alcatraz

San Francisco's "crookedest" Lombard Street

View from Lombard Street towards the Coit Tower

Cable Car rolling down Taylor Street

The Hornblower and historic streetcars

The Ferry Building Marketplace

...with all it's goodies

The all new Academy of Science

and it's most famous resident: Claude, the albino alligator

The Conservatory of Flowers

I still have to master the perfect shot here, at the "Painted Ladies", my goal being to capture the skyline in the background

AND the nice evening twilight...without the fog

The Palace of Fine Arts at night

and "The Thinker" at the Legion of Honors

Twilight Bay Bridge and Skyline, seen from Treasure Island

Suspension Bridge spanning over the "Golden Gate", the opening of the Bay into the ocean ...

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