It’s been 5 years since I visited San Fran. Last time, I “left my heart in San Francisco”; this time, I wanted to leave all of me behind.
I landed in San Francisco at 10am on a Sunday; I was in town for a business trip and had the afternoon to explore the city. With my luggage in hand and foregoing the hotel completely, I took the subway to Downtown SF where I rode the cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf. You should’ve seen the looks I was getting in the cable car with my luggage. But I was a tourist, and there’s something about that title that gives you a free pass to be different. So I didn’t care. I hung from the side of the cable car, zooming down the hilly streets of the city with the wind gushing by me. It was liberating.
Having lived and worked in a few different cities, I’ve had my taste of different lifestyles. But the West Coast has always been my favorite place to live. Whether it’s Vancouver or San Francisco, there’s no place like the laidback lifestyle of the coast.
Sitting on the docks of Fisherman’s Wharf, looking out to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, California felt like a second home.
Cool pictures of the bridge.
Was your camera slung at all times also?
thx – my camera was hanging from my neck the entire trip, esp hanging from the side of the cable car ride. so thrilling!
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Your pictures are gorgeous!!!!!! Love them. I've always wanted to visit San Francisco & this is surely helping me make that trip soon. Also, love your blog! 🙂
thx you are too sweet. =) love your blog too!
your pictures are great!!!
Your pictures of San Fransisco are amazing!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Lovely images! I really like the urban downtown shots the best. Thanks for sharing 🙂
nice post! what kind of camera do you use, if you don't mind me asking? the colours are awesome!
Lovely photos! I just moved to San Francisco a few months ago, and you've captured the city beautifully. Wishing you safe travels on your way to Vancouver. xo
Thank you & hope you are enjoying San Fran. It's definitely a city I want to return to sometime soon!
I think these were shot with the Nikon D40. =)
this is a good set of photos Tracy, I also like the slight fade that you have in these photographs. I think it makes the city more warm and inviting as compared to harsh bold colors I normal see of city life and buildings like in NYC. I read your about page and all the places you are going — cool! Safe travels and shoot a lot of pictures.
Thanks for the compliments! =)
Wow, GREAT pics of the city! I wish you had found me before! I would given you the NON Tourist tour. I LOVE showing people around my city. What kind of camera are you rocking?
Hopefully I'll be making a return to Cali soon! I'm just playing with the Nikon D40 on this one
Great shots of the city! I'm dying to visit!! Love your pics! Thanks for stopping by my blog. xo
thanks, I hope you get to visit San Fran in person one day! cheers =)
Nice post, “padawan” (I guess if I'm sith we must be enemies?). Your photos are great.
haha well “sith”, guess I have to keep an eye out for ya. Thx for coming by~
Very nice photos, I rather like the selective desaturation you use.
I'm sooooo jealous! I really want to travel around America!
one day you'll make it come true!
By the way, you should go to South America and stop in Colombia… will be worth it!