Monday, April 13, 2009

San Francisco as seen from Coit Tower - Episdoe VIII



Take heart, you loyal followers of my Hodgepodge. The end is in sight. This is the final post of San Francisco and I only have one more to go to finish my trip photos. This is the final group of photos I took from the top of Coit Tower. First is another view of the skyline. I am so amazed that they build there monstrously high buildings when San Francisco is prone to massive Earthquakes. I don't care how the architects claim they are earthquake proof, I wouldn't want to be in one when the earth shakes.



This is a photo of Treasure Island. (Not the one in the RLS book, of course.)



I thought these sailboats lined up in a nice row.



I am sure this is Fisherman's Wharf. I have been there several times and it's a fun place to stroll, dine, and enjoy. This is the first time I have seen it from this vantage point.



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10 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

My husband has very parochial tastes! When we were in Fishermans Wharf he complained he couldn't get any steak and kidney pie!

Betty said...

I have only been to San Francisco once, briefly, and I loved it. Your photos bring back many happy memories. Thanks!

Darlene said...

Brenda, your husband reminds me of a NYC man in France. The hotel served the best coffee I have ever had, juice and delicious croissants. The man stood up and wanted to know where his bacon and eggs were. I think it's a man thing.

Betty, you are so welcome.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a fantastically beautiful trip! I love that sky line! I am glad you had such a wonderful time!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Now here's some things I remember about San Fran when I was there so many years ago Darlene...Fisherman's Wharf, The Bay, etc. We had some great dinners there. And that skyline...one of the most gorgeous ones ever. Your pics are just beautiful.

Nancy said...

Hi Darlene,

The picture you took of Treasure island is beautiful, especially if you enlarge it and see the details and the lovely blue water.

You are right, it is not the same Treasure Island that RLS wrote about BUT it is named for RLS who lived in San Francisco 1879-1880.

You keep me really educated,
Darlene. I never stop looking things up while visiting your site....

Darlene said...

Life With Kaishon, Thank you so much for visiting and for the nice things you said.

Joy, Tony Bennett left his heart there and I think all who visit leave a bit and take away a bit of San Francisco.

Nancy, thank for doing the hard research work for me. You keep ME educated. What would I do without you?

One Woman's Journey said...

Darlene, your images are wonderful.
I agree with Nancy that reading your blog is true educational experience for me.

Looking to the Stars said...

You take such great pictures! I feel like you, I wouldn't want to be in one of those tall buildings either :)

Darlene said...

Ernestine and Lois - Thank you for the compliments.