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Fun Photo Friday — San Francisco 2


Street Color

Street Color

Today’s Fun Photo Friday I present another batch of San Francisco favorites from this journey.  Next week we’ll continue aboard the Crown Princess to Astoria, Oregon, at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River.

Here’s today’s photo gallery and slide show:

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San Francisco Part 4


San Francisco skyline

San Francisco skyline

Today I’m going to present some more images from around San Francisco.  Here is an example of colorful “street art” and some charming streets:

Street Art

Street Art

The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco

Chinatown

Chinatown

Here’s a rather interesting building bounded by Kearny Street and Columbus Avenue just blocks away from the Transamerica Pyramid.  It’s the Columbus Tower, which hosts Francis Ford Coppola’s and George Lucas’ famous American Zoetrope and the Café Zoetrope:

Columbus Tower (the domed verdigris building to the left)

Columbus Tower (the verdigris building)

Now for some additional examples of San Francisco architecture:

San Francisco homes

San Francisco homes

San Francisco

San Francisco architectural detail

City Hall

City Hall

And here are some more views from atop Coit Tower:

Pier 39 marina

Pier 39 marina

Crown Princess in port

Crown Princess in port

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San Francisco Part 3


Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower

Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower

Before continuing with our Hop-On/Hop-Off tour of San Francisco, I’m going to start today’s article with some more views from atop Coit Tower.  The 210-foot/64-meter Coit Tower sits atop the 275-foot/84-meter Telegraph Hill.  As you can imagine, being some 485 feet/148 meters above San Francisco Bay will grant some spectacular views.  Here is the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which connects the financial district of San Francisco to Yerba Buena Island:

San Francisco Financial District and the Oakland Bay Bridge

San Francisco Financial District and the Oakland Bay Bridge

Beyond Yerba Buena Island is the newly constructed eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which opened in September, 2013:

New eastern portion of the Oakland Bay Bridge

New eastern portion of the Oakland Bay Bridge

This next photograph captures Pier 39 and a marina in the foreground with Alcatraz Island beyond.  Past Alcatraz is Angel Island:

Pier 39 and the Alcatraz and Angel Islands

Pier 39 and the Alcatraz and Angel Islands

And, finally, as you can see below the combined height of both Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower compares somewhat favorably with the highest building dominating the San Francisco skyline, the Transamerica Pyramid (853 feet/260 meters):

Transamerica Pyramid

Transamerica Pyramid

The trek up Telegraph Hill from the west will take you by Saint Peter and Paul Church:

Saint Peter and Paul Church

Saint Peter and Paul Church

Jumping back on the H-O/H-O we come to the San Francisco City Hall:

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall

China Town:

Chinatown

Chinatown

Columbus Avenue:

Shops along Columbus Avenue

Shops along Columbus Avenue

If you stay on the bus long enough you’ll even find yourself across the bay with a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge:

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge

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