Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Half a day is all it took

The flight to San Francisco was early in the morning. For a few minutes I thought we were going to land on the water. The landing ground is so close to the bay, we see land just as the plane touches ground. Had just half a day to go around , so the next thing after checking in was to book me in for a city tour.

And half a day was all it took to fall in love....

Anywhere in the city you are never too far from the sea..

some of the streets are really steep, there is one which is so steep, there is no uphill traffic

Old and new ....the victorian houses built in the late 18oo's , the city in the back ground...

the city..

The (in)famous Alcatraz. It is not too far from the wharf commonly known as Fisherman's Wharf. Looking at it we feel the prisoners could easily swim across. It seems the temperature of the sea water is sub zero and the undercurrents are so strong that the swimmers will be pulled out to the open ocean

The Golden Gate Bridge....

you can see a number these out in the bay..

view down from the bridge

The Pacific Ocean.....
each side you look, the ocean takes a different colour, you just do not know where to look

the remnants of a bath hotel built early last century. sea water filled in the baths during high tides

a walk by the beach....

enjoying their evening in the sun in ice cold water. it seems the surfers here need to wear some sort of body suit to keep them so as not to freeze

we took a turn and I stopped breathing....well,almost.....

to be continued.....


  1. Gorgeous! Cn see u r hvng a gr8 time :)

  2. Lovely lovely pics!
    'a walk by the sea' was best :)
    I totally love the sea too.

    Cheers and have a great time

  3. @ Swaram - I am :-)

    @ Preeti - Thanks, I am a total sucker for sea as well :-)

  4. Awesome... no wonder you fell in love with the place. Hope you another assignment soon :-)

  5. I almost fell off my chair when I saw 5 posts in March;-o.

    Great pics, so ur husband is not the only one who clicks gr8 pics huh;-D

  6. goin through all the unread posts now( thanks to my laziness over the months)...SF looks so place in states i wish to vist besides seattle and miami..:)