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.
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).
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 ☺
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.
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.
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 …