Many of the pictures that were clicked in and around San Francisco was from the top deck of the tourist bus.
This resulted in many of them going into the dustbin, mostly due to a shaky picture or being out of focus, or just simply “oh this is not what I wanted”
Clicking pictures of the bay bridge from a long distance was easy
but clicking from the bay bridge while seated in the bus was a real challenge as the cross beams kept intersecting every 1.5 seconds when the bus was in motion. But still I managed to get this :
A bottom view of the Bay Bridge
And another one going over the Pier 26 and 24
Talking of piers, I found one in half measure too:
Among the tangle of the over head wires (for the trams) you can see the Ferry Building.
All the even numbered Piers were to one side of the Ferry building, while the odd ones to the other side. There must have been some logic for this type of numbering.
One of the well maintained trams (and still functional)
When it comes to the Golden Gate it is a different story. Most of the time it is shrouded in fog. But the presence of the fog has given photographers an excellent chance to get some lovely pictures.
What I got was this:
It is very rare that you get a clear picture of the bridge on a bright and sunny day. As I had a two day comprehensive pass for the bus, I crossed the bridge thrice and managed to get a good picture on a sunny day.
More on the Golden Gate bridge in a later post.
The old and the new: The Transamerica Pyramid stands close to the Sentinel building (the green building - also known as Columbus Tower) which was built in 1907. The Sentinel bldg. was later bought by film maker Francis Ford Coppola in 1970.
As for the Pyramid, it is the tallest skyscraper in San Francisco skyline. Maybe that is why it did not fit into my frame J
Managed to get some clear shots of some statues, like this one.
Looks like a plate shearing machine. Was admiring the perfection of the body angles of these five men. Even the keyway has been shown in the propeller fan lying down.
Another one, probably about some discussion during the gold rush time.
In San Francisco you get to see a lot of graffiti. Painted as well as tile graffiti.
People catching up with a bite as the day begins.
Occasionally you get to see some fancy cars
The wavy pattern of the road was captured from top deck of the bus:
The weeping women on top of the Palace of Fine Arts
Noticed some beautiful and well maintained villas too.
A church at the cross road of Van Ness and Broadway
which was built more than a century ago
OK now that is too many pictures for one post. So here is a last one, to put a smile on your face.