Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A San Francisco Repeat, Part 1

We take the Vallejo Ferry to the San Francisco Ferry Building once again. We logged in about 8 miles of walking on this tour of the city.

We arrive to the Tuesday Farmer's Market and Craft Fair.  We browsed some of the booths but we didn't see anything we needed.

Desiring to go to Chinatown, this walking route takes us through the San Francisco Financial District.
Look at all of the aerial electric wires used for the cable cars, it reminded me of a spider's web.

Looking up makes us dizzy..

This impressive sculpture survived the earthquake of 1906.

It's the largest outside of Asia and the oldest in North America.  The colors, sounds and artistic images are everywhere, my camera is in overdrive.  Here are some of the features that got my attention.

Leaving the Chinatown District, this mural-covered building really stood out and got our attention.

This was not the only pair of underwear we saw drying out in the sun!
(Look at the top floor, middle window.)

Here's a view of the TransAmerica Pyramid. This is the view seen from across that mural-covered building.

Walking out of the Chinatown District, Ronnie decides he wants to climb the Coit Tower.  Built in 1933, it offers 360 degrees of San Francisco.  Thank goodness when we arrive, we find there is an elevator to the top.  It was a climb up to the top of Telegraph Hill. 
The views going up were unforgettable.

The 2 interior lower levels of the Coit Tower contain wall-to-wall murals depicting the history of California.  Painted in 1934 by San Francisco artists that were disciples of the Mexican artist, Diego Rivera, they were hired by the Public Work Art Project.  These fresco-styled murals were recently restored in 2014.
Restoration of the Coit Tower Murals

The views from the top of the Coit Tower were incredible.

This view is of The Golden Gate Bridge.

A view of downtown San Francisco.

I think this is a view of where the cruise ships dock.

That's the island of Alcatraz.

These are some of our last views of San Francisco as we fast-walked it back to the Ferry Building to travel back to Vallejo.

More Later..
We get in one more trip to San Francisco with Suzanne and John. What an opportunity we had to ride bikes with them on the Golden Gate Bridge and also tour a little bit more of San Francisco.

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