Travel

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Ferry Building

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Mahatma Gandhi statue


Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Lombard Street

Lombard Street

Lombard Street

A drive down the world’s most crooked street? Yes please! Lombard Street is that famous street in San Francisco everyone talks out about, at a 40 degree slope the street is quite steep with a tight zigzag shaped road. Why is it so crooked you may ask – the answer to that is safety! It was designed in such a way to make driving down the naturally steep street a lot more safer.


Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Golden Gate Bridge

A walk or cycling along the famous Golden Gate Bridge is a must, it’s one of the things I’ve always wanted to do, so rain or shine we made it our mission to walk along it. Weather in San Francisco is very unpredictable, we got the chance to see the beautiful bridge in the classic San Francisco fog. Also, as a graphic designer I had to find out more about the colour of the bridge and why it was used. The colour is named ‘International Orange’, the bridge uses this colour because it blends well with the nearby hills and contrasts with the ocean and sky throughout the changing seasons.  


Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Victorian Houses

Located in the ‘posh’ area of San Francisco is some of the most expensive and ornately painted houses.


Friday, June 13th, 2014

Chinatown

As the oldest Chinatown in North America, San Francisco has the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. It covers an area of roughly 24 blocks making it densely populated. As we took a walk through Chinatown we discovered the alleyways in the area were also as busy as the main streets with entrance to many shops and businesses. The colours, smells, language, sounds and atmosphere whilst walking on the streets is the best way to get a feel of the culture.


Friday, June 13th, 2014

Cable Cars

There are three lines Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and the California St line. The first to lines are generally very busy with tourist and the California St line is the most quiet line. The cable cars have a unique and traditional way of operating, the Cable Car Museum shares a full insight on the history of the cars and also it is the powerhouse and heart of the cable car system. Running solely on gripping and braking mechanisms the cars are hand powered, when reaching the end of the track, the car runs onto a turntable to be hand-turned by gripman and conductor.


Friday, June 13th, 2014

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is the perfect place to be on a nice sunny day. You won’t find many fisherman at the Wharf however you are in for many surprises and beautiful views on the bay, Golden Gate Bridge and also Bay Bridge.


Friday, June 13th, 2014

Ghirardelli Square

The famous and luxurious Ghirardelli chocolate can be found here in abundance! The Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate shop is where all the tourists are hiding! They serve the best ice cream desserts and hot chocolate – truly the best I’ve ever tasted, also its made with there own chocolate. We went to the shop almost everyday of our trip in San Francisco and pretty much tasted every dessert on the menu!


Friday, June 13th, 2014

Boudin Sourdough Bakery

Boudin Sourdough Bakery

All shapes and sizes!

Sourdough bread in San Francisco is like no other in the world! The Boudin family has been making their famous sourdough breads for many many years. Using wild yeast present in the local environment, it is ‘caught’ from the air and cultivated with a mixture of water and flour. So thank you for the fog-cooled climate, San Francisco!

 


Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Alcatraz Island

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Also known as ‘The Rock’ was a federal prison from 1933 until 1963 it housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous convicts. In 1962, three prisoners made their way out of the prison using spoons and a homemade raft – they were never found!


Friday, June 6th, 2014

Nature in Spring


Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Palace of Fine Arts

 



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