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Weeks 36-40: Playing Catch Up!

September 30, 2012

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I’m desperate to catch up and time is short, so I’m cheating.

Charlie had a meeting in San Francisco this week, which is about 3 hours from our home. Although I lived in SF for 7 years in the mid 70’s to early 80’s, its been awhile since I’d been, so I tagged along. It was damp, foggy and chilly but I did manage to get a few shots I liked

  • Week 36: Iconic. The old cable cars are used mostly by tourists, but sometimes shoppers catch a ride too.
  • Week 37: Architecture. SF is full of wonderful old buildings (and spectacular newer ones) that have been restored and converted for new uses. This is the detail on the exterior of our hotel, the Harbor Court, which faces the Bay Bridge. The building was formerly the local YMCA, which still occupies 3 of the floors, with the hotel above.
  • Week 38: Clock. The clock tower on the Ferry Building which is on the Embarcadero waterfront, is a true SF landmark. A newer ferry building a bit down the street is where you can get a ferry across the bay and this older building now houses lots of little boutiques and feed concessions that are all open to the inside walkways – reminds me of Pikes Market in Seattle.
  • Week 39: Overcast. This one was easy. The normal weather pattern in SF is foggy in the morning. This is the Bay Bridge – I was out on a pier, so was able to get a nice shot without cropping.
  • Week 40: Overlook. This is another SF landmark, the Coit Tower, on Telegraph Hill. It was built in 1933 in memory of Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a wealthy and very eccentric patron of the City’s firefighters. When she passed away, she left a very sizable bequest to the City and some of those funds were used to build the tower.
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Tammy permalink
    September 30, 2012 12:25 pm

    I just enjoyed Charlie’s posts earlier today! I have never been to San Fransisco, but it is high on my bucket list. Love your layout and all the sights of the city!

  2. September 30, 2012 1:30 pm

    Classy Collage.

  3. October 1, 2012 1:37 am

    original way of presenting…scrapbooking magic

  4. October 1, 2012 4:46 am

    Very nice collage.

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