During the fall of 2014 Serena and I partook of a free flight, courtesy of Air Canada from Vancouver, B C. Canada to San Francisco, return.
On this trip, using my Fuji Pix ST6000 and her iPad, Serena took most of the pictures.
After arriving we rented a Ford Escape from Firefly Rentals and headed North on Hwy. 101 through the heart of San Fran and over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Later in the week we spent 2 nights at the Hotel_Nikko in San Francisco.
The; flight to San Francisco, stay at the hotel, and meal at Scoma's were courtesy of the San Francisco Tourist bureau.
Part of a package I had won at a luncheon in Vancouver.
LEAVING THE I-80 FOR 5TH ST.
CROSSING MARKET ST. ON 5TH ST.
TURNING FROM 5TH ST. TO CYRIL MAGNIN ST.
CYRIL MAGNIN ST.
O'FARRELL ST. ENTRANCE
VALLET SERVICE AND MASON ST. ENTRANCE
LOBBY - LOOKING SOUTH
FEINSTEIN'S RESTAURANT ABOVE THE LOBBY
LOBBY - LOOKING NORTH
WHAT A WONDERFUL, LONG, TUB, I COULD ALMOST STRETCH OUT
THE EXTRA SURROUND MAKES IT LONGER THAN THE CURTAIN
AND WATER GETS ON THE FLOOR
MOON OVER O'FARRELL
OR IS THAT - MOON OVER MACYS
STOPPING IN THE INTERSECTION TO BE LEVEL
High end stores, tourists, street entertainers, ice skating in the fall, movie stars.
Just like Robson St. in Vancouver.
A CRANE IN UNION SQUARE?
GETTING READY TO TOP THE TREE
We did a lot of walking, at least for us.
Some fairly steep streets.
Much like downtown New Westminster.
O'FARRELL AND MASON
THOUGHT I WAS BACK HOME FOR A MINUTE
BUT ITS A REAL ONE, NOT A MOVIE PICTURE CAR
LOOKING WEST ON O'FARRELL FROM MASON
LOOKING EAST ON O'FARRELL FROM CYRIL MAGNIN
SEE PICTURES FROM MY ROOM TO GET AN AERIAL
OF O'FARRELL FROM THE SAME LOCATION
LOOKING SOUTH ON POWELL FROM O'FARRELL
LOOKING NORTH ON POWELL FROM O'FARRELL
1/2 BLOCK UP WE HAD LUNCH - BURGERS AND FRIES
LATER WE HAD SUPPER NEXT DOOR AT CAFE BELLINI
SERENA HAD TILAPIA WHILE I HAD CHICKEN MILANESE
ACCORDING TO THE INTERNET ALL THREE LOCATIONS ARE TOGETHER
AND QUITE WELL KNOWN
ACTUALLY, I WASN'T IMPRESSED BY EITHER
IF YOU LOOK CLOSE, IN THE FOG, BETWEEN THE BUILDINGS,
YOU CAN SEE THE TOP OF A BRIDGE
LOOKING EAST ON CALIFORNIA FROM STOCKTON
Two cable car lines leave the turnaround near Market on Powell.
The Powell & Mason St. Cable Cars go North to Jackson St, then West to Mason street.
Later they vere North West on Columbus Ave to Taylor St and stop at Bay St.
The second line - Powell and Hyde St. - has it's Northern terminal in the Aquatic Park at the foot of Hyde St.
Both lines pass the Cable Car museum (The Barn) at Mason and Washington
CABLE CARS APPROACH THE MARKET ST. TERMINUS
AT THE END OF THE RUN
CABLE CARS GO ON A TURNTABLE
THE TURNTABLE IS TURNED BY MAN POWER
AFTER BEING TURNED AROUND
THE CABLE CAR MOVES TO THE EMBARKATION POINT
ONCE FULL THE CAR MOVES NORTH
TAYLOR ST. - THE NORTHERN TERMINUS
FOR THE POWELL & MASON ST. CARS
BLUE & GOLD FLEET - I HAD TICKETS FOR THEIR CRUISE
UNDER THE GOLDEN GATE BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, DIDN'T GET TO USE THEM
PIER 39 IS NOT WHERE WE NEEDED TO BE
WE HAD TO HUSTLE BACK THE OTHER WAY
OUR RESERVATION WAS ON FISHERMAN'S WHARF
SCOMA'S ON AL SCOMA WAY PIER 47 WAS OUR DESTINATION
OUR RESERVATIONS GOT US TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE
I HAD CAESAR SALAD AND A FILT
SERENA HAD THE LAZY CIOPPINO
PRAWNS, LOBSTER, ABALONE, FISH, SCALLOPS, CLAMS
OLD STYLE TRAM CARS SERVICE THE ENTIRE WHARF AREA
RETURNING, WE CAUGHT THE HYDE ST. CABLE CAR IN THE
AQUATIC PARK AT THE CORNER OF BEACH AND HYDE
5 TH ST. ON RAMP
We dropped our car at the Firefly Car Rental office which is South of the airport.
A shuttle bus took us to the car rental area at the airport.
From there we caught a skyTrain to the terminal.
I certainly urge anyone who wants a pleasant holiday to vist the San Francisco area, their fine; hotels, restaurants, and stores.
Thank you for visiting Lee's `SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, U. S. of A.' Page.
Please come back and visit again!