Katy and I only got to spend the morning in San Francisco before our flight, but we tried to see what we could of the popular destinations. We walked around Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf for a couple of hours enjoying the tourist atmosphere. We then headed up the hill towards Lombard Street, a.k.a. the crookedest street in America, where we watched a few cars drive down the brick paved cutbacks. Next we wandered over the the Ghiradelli Factory, and got a few edible souvenirs to thank a few people back home for helping out with the trip. Finally we headed back to Fisherman’s Wharf around lunchtime to grab a some clam chowder in a sourdough bowl from one of the streetside vendors. All in all we got to briefly enjoy some of the touristy things in San Fran, but I would love to spend a little bit longer there. It reminded both of us a little bit of Melbourne, Australia, and I could definitely spend a lot more time there! Here are some images to spark your travel bug.
Sunset at Golden Gate Bridge
Taken from the Marin Headlands that overlooks the bay separating San Francisco from the rest of California. I used the Tobacco filter to get a more ominous feel to the picture, and the fog just adds to the mystery.
Twilight Over the Golden Gate Bridge
A 30 second exposure about 30-40 minutes after the sun had set over the San Francisco Bay. You can see stars an the flight path coming out of San Francisco International Airport.