View of San Francisco from Parc 55's 24th floor.
People playing chess in the touristy Union Square area, by Powell Station.
Touristy intersection in downtown San Francisco, Union Square / Powell Station.
Parc 55 Hotel in the touristy Union Square / Powell Station area of downtown San Francisco.
Escalator from Powell Station to touristy Union Square / Powell Station in downtown San Francisco.
Cable car in downtown San Francisco's Union Square area.
Line full of tourists in touristy Union Square waiting to get their public transportation tickets to get around San Francisco.
Touristy Market Street in Union Square / Powell Station area of downtown San Francisco.
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) commuter line in Powell Station, downtown San Francisco.
Interior of BART.
Quaint village feel of College Avenue in Berkeley / Oakland area.
Interior of East Bay's bus system.
Spotted a cute flower shop from the bus riding from Berkeley to Oakland.
The beginning of a long trip up the mountain in Oakland.
The hike begins with a gentle slope.
Then the stairs are needed to continue the upward hike.
And even more stairs....
View from the top of the mountain of Oakland area.
View from a friend's window in Oakland.
A friend's typical "California" room in the "basement."
Interior of the MUNI, the city of San Francisco's rail line.
Gate to the Japanese gardens.
Rear patio of the De Young Museum.
De Young museum in San Francisco.
Gate to the De Young museum in San Francisco.
The metal walls of the De Young museum.
A manmade water garden with sculptures, rocks, and plants.
De Young museum.
Lilies in the manmade water garden.
The water garden with the aquarium undergoing a facelift in the background.
The garden by De Young museum.
A lone small tunnel.
Sculpture by De Young museum.
Sculptures by De Young museum.
Statue by De Young museum with the engravings of the national anthem.
A plaza / park in front of De Young museum.
Peeking into the Japanese gardens.
Birds in the cold skies.
The ruins of the waterfront public freshwater and saltwater pools.
Rocks off the coast.
Trees that learned to grow with the ocean winds.
Calzone's in North Beach, San Francisco's "Little Italy."
Italian pastries by the window in North Beach.
North Beach, San Francisco's "Little Italy."
French bakery in North Beach.
Sweets on display in the French bakery in North Beach.
Al fresco cafe dining "indoors" in North Beach.
The church where Marilyn Monroe was wed.
View down the street to the ocean in North Beach.
Elderly in San Francisco's North Beach - "Little Italy." Car sharing / hourly vehicular rental is popular in San Francisco.
Frontscape of some living quarters in San Francisco.
View from North Beach of the Alcatraz.
Common housing in San Francisco.
Clam chowders and other seafood by the fish markets in the Fisherman's Wharf.
Colorful boats by Fisherman's Wharf.
The famous "Bush Man" at work for 28 years scaring people for tips at the Fisherman's Wharf.
Crabs sold in Fisherman's Wharf.
Lobsters sold in Fisherman's Wharf.
Old navy ships used in the World War.
Bird on an old navy ship docked at Fisherman's Wharf.
San Francisco's bayfront view from Fisherman's Wharf.
Dusty miniature toys.
The famous French sourdough bread factory: Boudin. San Francisco is the only place in America that has similar cold saltwater air like that of France.
People dining at a casual waterfront seafood restaurant. Alcatraz in the background.
The famous sourdough is also used for the pizza!
San Francisco's sourdough pizzas.
Entrance to Bistro Boudin.
Bakers Hall (retail component of the sourdough bread factory).
Various breads sold at Boudin.
Stuffed bread for a meal.
Retail at the Boudin.
Cars you can rent and drive around locally inside the city of San Francisco.
Touristy Fisherman's Wharf.
Touristy Fisherman's Wharf and the cable & street cars.
San Francisco's vintage MUNI F-Line Street Cars. Each made from another country.
Another vintage Street Car in front of the Ferry Building in Embarcadero.
Vintage Italian F-Line Street Car.
Inside the vintage Street Car made in Italy.
Made in Milan, Italy.
Crashing into the rocky shore.
View from the famous Cliffhouse of the rocky coast and Ocean Beach.
San Francisco's Ocean Beach.
'Round the bend.
Old Cliffhouse that was destroyed.
Legion of Honor, San Francisco's fine art museum.
Statues fronting the Legion of Honor.
Front of the side of the Legion of Honor.
Statue watching over the foggy waters and hills of San Francisco.
Rodin's Thinker in the front plaza behind the gate of the Legion of Honor.
Decorated arch of the entryway.
Columns facing the front of the museum.
The foggy coast.
The Golden Gate Bridge in the foggy bay.
Exploratorium, the science museum.
San Francisco at night.
Sea Lions at Fisherman's Wharf by Pier 39.
The side of Pier 39 facing the sea lions.
Across the bay from San Francisco.
Merry-Go-Round at Pier 39.
Touristy Pier 39.
Side of Union Square.
One of the three hearts left behind in San Francisco's Union Square.
Cable car running up by Union Square.
One of the three hearts left behind in San Francisco's Union Square. (back)
One of the three hearts left behind in San Francisco's Union Square. (front)
Tunnel near Union Square.
Entrance to Chinatown.
San Francisco's Chinatown.
San Francisco at various angles.
Chinese musician on a street in Chinatown.
Playing a Chinese game on the street in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Buying produce outdoors in Chinatown.
Italian bakery in North Beach, San Francisco's "Little Italy."
The bakery's famous sacripantina.
Calzone's in North Beach.
Tartine Bakery, a good French bakery in the Mission district (close by Dolores Park).
The view from Dolores Park.
J-Line stop at Dolores Park.
Waiting for the J-Line street car.
View from Dolores Park.
Relaxing on a cool afternoon in Dolores Park in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Top of Dolores Park.
Water fountain / sculpture in Embarcadero.
Statues by the bay with double-decked East Bay Bridge to Oakland in the back..
San Francisco's waters.
San Francisco's bayfront.
Ferry Building aka Port of San Francisco.
San Francisco from Pier 14.
Bow and arrow statue striking the ground in the heart of San Francisco.
Double-decked bridge over the bay.
San Francisco from the sea.
Golden Gate Bridge in the distance.
Sailing in view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Sailing with San Francisco.
Sailing with the Golden Gate Bridge in view.
Sailing with the Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge in view.
Other side of the bay: cliffs, mountains, and homes. Nearing Sausalito.
Sausalito in the distance.
Golden Gate Bridge to the left of Sausalito.
Unboarding the ferry in Sausalito.
Sausalito's town center.
Fountain in Sausalito's town center.
A cafe in Sausalito's town center.
The edge of Sausalito's town center facing the bay.
Looking out from Sausalito to the Bay, with the ferry in the back.
Waters off of Sausalito.
Victorian buildings in Sausalito.
Tale of two sidewalks in Sausalito.
On the ferry leaving Sausalito.
Mountains and sea by Sausalito.
Sailing by the cliffs in the bay near Sausalito.
Golden Gate Bridge from the sea at dusk.
The sun setting behind Sausalito.
Golden Gate Bridge and the American flag.
Alcatraz and San Francisco.
Tourists taking pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Tourist taking a picture of San Francisco.
Tourists taking pictures of San Francisco.
Adios Sausalito... heading back to San Francisco.
Sun setting behind the mountains of Sausalito.
Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito during sunset.
Sun setting into the clouds over the mountains of Sausalito.
Coit Tower of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito in the back during the sunset.
The beginnings of San Francisco.
Coit Tower from the sea.
Sailing to San Francisco, by sea and air.
Port of San Francisco.
View from a mountain in San Francisco.
Water fountain in a park in front of Grace Catholic Church.
Grace Catholic Church.
Slopes and stairs down to San Francisco's Union Square area.
Inside Grace Catholic Church.
A large Farmer's Market in front of City Hall.
San Francisco's City Hall - 5th largest dome structure in the world.
Inside of the dome.
Inside San Francisco's City Hall.
View of foggy San Francisco from the Twin Peaks.
Details of the statue by De Young museum.
Statue by De Young museum.
Vase statue by De Young museum.
Details of the Amphitheater.
Details of the arch entryway into the Legion of Honor.
A beans side dish.
Pasta dish with beef.
Pasta dish with pancetta.
Sourdough and butter.
Water fountain / sculpture with Ferry Building behind.
Flag of California.
San Francisco's bayfront with sculpture of bow and arrow.
Hello! Common birds by the shore of San Francisco.
Alcatraz and the mountains of Sausalito.
Bridge to Oakland.
East Bay Bridge between Oakland and San Francisco.
Sailing by San Francisco.
Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.
Sandwich from Tartine Bakery.
The best Croque Monsieur I've ever had from Tartine Bakery.