ON THE WATER
San Francisco is on the tip of a peninsula, and is surrounded by water on three sides.
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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
Or at least to the west, the north and the east. To the south is the unexplored
wilderness of San Mateo County.
So called, I assume, because it’s right on the Pacific Ocean. The weather can change
in a big hurry; these two photos were taken within minutes of each other!
THE CLIFF HOUSE
Three different buildings have occupied the same location since the late 19th century.
It was kind of chilly the day I took this photo, and therefore no nude sunbathers
were on hand. My apologies.
Passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, on their way to the Port of Oakland.
THE MARINA DISTRICT
One-time location of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition.
Battered by decades of salt water, it’s still a great place for “watchin’ the tide
WINDSURFING ON THE BAY
Chocolate and shopping. And shopping for chocolate.
Fishing boats and really expensive seafood restaurants.
THE 100 BLOCK OF JEFFERSON STREET
Enough to make a tourist’s mouth water.
CORNER OF JEFFERSON & JONES
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.
THE MUSEE MECANIQUE
For a small fee, Laughing Sal will laugh at you!
THE SUBMARINE PAMPANITO
Show a little respect, you guys!
The Rock! Need I say more?
Sea Lions, shopping, restaurants, entertainers and a merry-go-round.
Beautiful views from either direction.
Home of the two-time World Champion San Francisco Giants!