Tag Archives: San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

This one was taken from the Presidio of San Francisco on the 24th of December 2010.

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Wave

Pleuni and I wish you a wonderful new year! We’ve been to San Francisco again recently and I must say that this city is one of my favorite places. One of the things that I love about San Francisco is … Continue reading

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Sunset

Hmmmm …

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Streetcar

One of the many streetcars in San Francisco (this one took us to the Castro). Initially, San Francisco was designed around those streetcar lines and car meant streetcar. Nowadays, there are much fewer lines operating than around 1900, but these … Continue reading

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Milk

In Boston we went to see “Milk”, the new movie about Harvey Milk, which we liked a lot. After arriving in San Francisco we had to see the Castro and wandered around in this area. We also popped in 575 … Continue reading

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Union Square

Union Square seen from Macy’s Cheese Cake Factory, a nice rooftop restaurant with quite good food and an amazing cheese cake variety. Note the skating rink with only two or three people on it. It was January and about 20

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Redwood

In the Muir Woods National Monument park we saw a lot of giant redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens). Pleuni is standing in front of one of the bigger ones. Wikipedia states that trees over 60 m are common and that many … Continue reading

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Point Bonita Light House

The Point Bonita Light House. The lens, a fixed, second-order Fresnel lens, bought in the eighteen-fifties from Paris, France, is still in use today. The light house was moved in 1877 down to its current place after the local fog … Continue reading

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Dangerous waters

The coastal waters on the Pacific side of the Golden Gate can be dangerous. Before light houses became popular, many ships got into trouble sailing the Golden Gate strait.

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Golden Gate

Of course there has to be a picture of the Golden Gate. No, no, no, no, the bridge is crossing the Golden Gate and was therefore named accordingly. Without the Golden Gate, no Golden Gate Bridge. According to Wikipedia, the … Continue reading

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