California Trip: October 2013Here are just a few of the highlights from my two days I spent in the city. My main goal for those days was to enjoy some of the areas I used to love to hang out in, when I lived in the Bay Area, and to visit with my old friends.
These images are more "snapshots" than photographic works, as I didn't make my friends stand around waiting for me to be creative. All are hand-held.
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|California Street, looking east toward the Bay Bridge.|
|California Street Cable Car - obligatory tourist shot.|
|Classic car on California Street with wheels turned properly for parking on a hill.|
|City Lights: The bookstore of the Beat Generation.|
Founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin
|Traditional Italian Deli in North Beach|
|Chinatown, in case you didn't guess.|
|Tiger Eye blossom in Chinatown|
|Traditional Peking Duck|
|Dried seafood store - sea cucumbers, scallops and other strange things.|
|C.A.Thayer lumber schooner at the Maritime Museum, which was unfortunately closed that day.|
|Fisherman's Wharf - the working part, not the tourist part.|
|Palace of Fine Arts|
|Palace of Fine Arts - architectural detail|
|Tiled steps in Golden Gate Heights|
|Golden Gate Bridge from near Land's End|