Continuing on with the photo essay of beautiful San Francisco, this week I’m sharing a few more photos of the city – including a few common tourist haunts like Alcatraz, and also the highlight of the trip: a Sidewalk Food Tour taking place in the Mission district!
Street cars and Cable cars from San Francisco, and imported from other cities like San Diego and around the world provide unique transportation in SF. Still efficient, albeit slower, we took a trip on one all along Embarcadero and past Alcatraz’s boarding point, along the Fisherman’s Warf, and eventually stopping so we could walk to Lombard street (most “crookedest” street in the world), before we would return to the docks for our boat to The Rock.
Heading to Alcatraz next.Alcatraz Island is a weird and beautiful contrast of unique natural elements and industrial ruins.
Inside the prison is also a beautiful contrast with a LOT of beautiful natural light streaming in and bouncing off of everything white (pretty much everything) and making it feel very open and just kind of beautiful… but then there are bars and cells everywhere and the reminder that it was NOT very open, because… maximum security prison. The view of San Francisco so close, but impossible to get to even with escape must have been an even greater punishment.The audio tour and other historical information accesible on the island was put together really well. Jessica and I both learned a lot about the history of the place. I had never even heard anything about this but in the 70’s, sometime after the prison had been closed, a group of Natives claimed the island as Indian land and set up a colony as a protest/demonstration for a return of Indian land in other areas in the US. They lived on the island for about 2 years! You can still see remnants of their occupation.
And here concludes the photo essay. What have you seen and done on any visits to San Francisco? What was the highlight of your trip?