Sunday, June 24, 2012

SFO Misc.

Girl-child and I are back from San Francisco. We had a wonderful time celebrating her graduation from the U of M.

We were surprised that the bridge isn't visible from everywhere - like the Eiffel Tower. Seeing it from the water is best.

It's cool from underneath too.

We were very fortunate with the weather.

Alcatraz looks rather ominous from the water.

We took a few cable cars. I'd love to learn more about how they work.

There was an exhibit of Jean Paul Gaultier clothes at the deYoung museum in Golden Gate Park. It was amazing.

There are amazing things spread throughout the city.

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park is a wonderful place to hang out.

Coit Tower has an interesting history - it's on top of Telegraph Hill (which we climbed, thankyouverymuch).

It's full of Depression-era (read: Communist) murals.


The hill plus the tower make for a very high perch.

This is the gal behind the tower - she liked to (scandalously) dress in men's clothing and she volunteered with the fire fighters. You have to lover her.

Ironically, we saw a four alarm fire down at the wharf while we were at the top of the tower.

Chinatown was very interesting too. We had a charming young man with a mohawk for our tour guide. The mohawk was handy because it made him very easy to find.

This was taken from within a Taoist temple. The picture may have been taken illegally (sorry!)

We ate good food there.

I loved the eclectic nature of the city.

And the water.

And, of course, the flowers.

Girl-child nearly killed me with all the walking, but it was worth it.


kmkat said...

The thing that amazed me about San Francisco was that the Golden Gate bridge is ORANGE! Why had no one told me?

soxanne said...

Yes, and the fact that the painters of the bridge are a full-time, year-round soon as they finish painting it, they go back and start over again!