Family Flashbacks (15): And So…SFO

That Saturday the 22nd provided an all-day exploration of San Francisco. We had spent the night in the very quaint and funky San Remo Hotel and we walked one street over to Taylor Street for breakfast in Pam’s Café, then caught the tram right outside. We rode up Taylor Street and through the intersection with Lombard Street, famous for its particularly steep neighborhood and the many switchbacks in the street to allow reasonable control of the cars that people drive on it. Then we went on to the Xanadu Gallery, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, lunched in Chinatown, and visited the City Lights Bookstore before taking the tram back to our starting point. For dinner we walked to Fisherman’s Wharf and dined at the Pier Market Café, an old favorite of mine. Yum!

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7 Responses to Family Flashbacks (15): And So…SFO

  1. When I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras in 1968 and 1969, I mailed an order to City Lights Books, paid for with a check in lempiras, the Honduran currency. City Lights sent me the books.

    Here’s more about the building housing the Xanadu Gallery:
    http://www.xanadugallery.us/building.html

  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    Particularly like the first photo, your hotel I think – wonderful POV. :)

    • krikitarts says:

      I agree, and I know you are also a fan of the occasional wide-angle lens. I don’t have a fisheye, but this was my Sigma 10-20, and I don’t usually carry it with me, but when I travel, I find it indispensable.

  3. Meanderer says:

    What a fascinating place! I like the steep street scene with the cars in the background zig-zagging down!

    • krikitarts says:

      That’s a really well-known street and has appeared in chase scenes in many films through the years, including Good Neighbor Sam, What’s Up, Doc?, Magnum Force, & Ant Man and the Wasp, and was also portrayed in the 2015 Pixar film Inside Out. If you google Lombard Street Pictures, you’ll get an eyeful.

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