California Dreaming Just Became Reality: Let’s All Go To San Francisco

 

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Looking Uptown from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Iconic San Francisco Hills & Roads

Fisherman’s Wharf is a hive of activity; a lot of it tourist.  Street shows include musicians, clowns & artists. Every now & then you can capture a glimpse of daily life, ‘sans’ tourist. A van makes deliveries to a local store, as we gaze up towards the iconic SF roads, subject of so many chase scenes in films.

 

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Amazing Artist on Fisherman’s Wharf (see more of his work on Instagram under @pacospray)

A local spray artist creates masterpieces using spray cans, a few tins & templates & huge amount of skill. Smells nice too 😊. View some of his amazing creations on Instagram (@pacospray).

 

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San Francisco Cops Gather Behind Fisherman’s Wharf

Tucked away just beyond the piers, I came across this gathering of San Francisco cops: patrol; mounted & motorcycle. It’s amazing the conversations that an English accent can spark.  You can learn so much more about the people & place ☺

 

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Alcatraz

Alcatraz sits quietly in the bay.  Home to so many past figures of America’s underworld, now an attraction for sightseers,  the island still appears dark & foreboding.

 

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Link to Oakland

A lot of the piers along the Bay are still functional to the extensive fishing industry that supports restaurants, cafes & hotels in the city. Some, like this one serve as entry & exit points for visitors & commuters alike.

 

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Three Market & Powell Cable Cars Await Space in the Fisherman’s Wharf Car Terminus

No visit would be complete without seeing the historic Cable Cars. Here, a group of cars incoming to the Fisherman’s Wharf terminus await their turn. The gradient of the street can clearly be seen.

San Francisco is a big city with a big history & so much to see.

Take care  until next time …

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About waywood

Hi & Welcome to my thoughts. I share subjects that are important to me. As you’ll notice, these subjects can be quite broad & varied. I like variety; I like breadth & I like a challenge. I am passionate about helping others overcome their fears, grow in confidence & succeed. Although many people would label me as an achiever, I have battled low confidence, low self-esteem & a couple of nasty, long periods depression over the years. I can’t say, “I know how you feel” but I can hopefully empathise & offer some of the things that are helping me to turn my life around. Please feel free to comment, share & enjoy. Take care, best wishes & keep well Stuart
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