Last Updated on December 14, 2022
Today we’re off to California through our San Francisco photo essay. Hop aboard a cable car…
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By Jim Ferri
Hello my fellow stay-at-homers – today we’re off to California through our San Francisco photo essay!
As I’ve written before, few cities in the world can match San Francisco’s beautiful setting…43 hills at the tip of a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the bay and ocean, all compacted into an area of only about 49 square miles. And it’s a city overflowing with postcard views.
San Francisco is a city world-class restaurants. Certainly venture beyond popular North Beach and Chinatown for some gastronomic surprises.
It’s also a city of great world-class museums. The latter includes a collection of outstanding fine art museums other cities can only dream of. (At the other end of the scale I did find the Cable Car Museum fascinating).
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Alcatraz and Fascinating Neighborhoods
Also interesting, fascinating, in fact, is Alcatraz, one place you don’t want to miss. Leave yourself a half-day for the trip”the Rock.” It’s undeniably one of the most interesting places in the city, given its sordid history.
Peppered all over the city, there’s also San Francisco’s numerous neighborhoods. They transform everything into a colorful tableaux of ethnicity wherever you go. From the Presidio to the Embarcadero, the Mission District to Haight-Ashbury, North Beach to Chinatown, each neighborhood is a unique and colorful little pocket of local culture. Together they infuse the city with style and ambiance found nowhere else.
And, surprisingly, it’s a little-known fact that it was a Japanese resident of San Francisco who invented the Chinese fortune cookie. Go figure…
You can click on any of the photos in the San Francisco photo essay below to start your mini-tour of this beautiful city…