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San Francisco and Around

I had a meeting in Mountain View, and took the night and morning before joining it in San Francisco. Then on the day after the meeting, I joined one of the other attendees and couple of other people from the hostel on a little road-trip heading north from the city.

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Central San Francisco

San Francisco was one of the more likable cities I've been to in the US, especially because you could walk around. Not that I would have wanted to walk some neighborhoods too much - especially after dark - but there were many nice areas and some nice older buildings too. The city is built over hills, and thus very steep in places - the vehicles that look like trams are actually hauled up the hills by cables, and are thus known as "cable cars".

Union Square
Union Square
Union Square
Union Square
Union Square
Union Square
Union Square
Union Square
Union Square
Union Square
Union Square monument
Union Square monument
Union Square
Union Square
Union Square
Union Square
Building on Union Square by night
Building on Union Square by night
Cable car
Cable car
Cable car
Cable car
One of the many steep streets
One of the many steep streets
A street beneath the moon
A street beneath the moon
Looking over the city
Looking over the city
Looking over the city
Looking over the city
Looking over the city
Looking over the city
A bridge in the distance
A bridge in the distance
Bridge and skyscrapers
Bridge and skyscrapers
Cigar shop name that may amuse immature people
Cigar shop name that may amuse immature people
Driving through San Francisco
Driving through San Francisco
Driving through San Francisco
Driving through San Francisco
Church in the China Town
Church in the China Town
Steep streets
Steep streets
Around San Francisco
Around San Francisco
Around San Francisco
Around San Francisco
In China Town
In China Town
Around San Francisco
Around San Francisco
Cable car
Cable car

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a world-famous landmark, so I was keen to see it. Often it is shrouded in cloud, sometimes with the red towers of the bridge poking out above them. I was lucky enough to see it on a cloud-free, though slightly hazy day.

Driving over the bridge
Driving over the bridge
Driving over the bridge
Driving over the bridge
Driving over the bridge
Driving over the bridge
Driving over the bridge
Driving over the bridge
Driving over the bridge
Driving over the bridge
The bridge seen from the north side
The bridge seen from the north side
Me and the bridge
Me and the bridge
The bridge seen from the north side
The bridge seen from the north side
Looking towards San Francisco
Looking towards San Francisco
The bridge seen from the north side
The bridge seen from the north side
The bridge seen from the north side
The bridge seen from the north side
A harbour and land in the distance
A harbour and land in the distance
Looking towards San Francisco
Looking towards San Francisco
Harbour
Harbour
Looking towards San Francisco
Looking towards San Francisco
Area surrounding the bridge
Area surrounding the bridge
Area surrounding the bridge
Area surrounding the bridge
Looking towards San Francisco
Looking towards San Francisco
Monument by the bridge
Monument by the bridge

Along The Road

A few random photos taken through the car window.
















Muir Woods

Just 30 minutes driving north of San Francisco, and we reached Muir Woods. It was hard to believe the noise and busyness of the city is so close - the woods were wonderfully tranquil. Unsurprisingly, the photos are mostly of trees.


















Around Sonoma

Further north still, we reached Sonoma. It was interesting to see a smaller town after mostly only having visited larger US cities. It had quite a different feel to it - somewhat calmer and a bit more charming than I had first expected. Sonoma is set in a wine producing region, so after taking some nice lunch we drove around the area until the sun set.














From The Plane

I grabbed a few photos through the window of the plane.

Over Austria or Germany - not totally sure
Over Austria or Germany - not totally sure
Over Austria or Germany
Over Austria or Germany
Over Austria or Germany
Over Austria or Germany
Clouds and San Francisco
Clouds and San Francisco
Clouds and San Francisco
Clouds and San Francisco
Bridge into San Francisco
Bridge into San Francisco
Another of the bridge
Another of the bridge
Haze over the countryside
Haze over the countryside
Haze over the countryside
Haze over the countryside
Mountainous terrain
Mountainous terrain
Mountainous terrain
Mountainous terrain
Hills and lakes
Hills and lakes
Hills and lakes
Hills and lakes
Hills and lakes
Hills and lakes
Hills and lakes
Hills and lakes
Hills and lakes
Hills and lakes
Apparently Lake Tahoe
Apparently Lake Tahoe
Apparently Lake Tahoe
Apparently Lake Tahoe
Apparently Lake Tahoe
Apparently Lake Tahoe

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