A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

My San Francisco Pics

Ever since I first set foot in San Francisco eleven years ago, I've been in love with the city. Unfortunately, I never had enough time to venture through all the districts. This time around we had three days in San Francisco and spent them mostly walking the streets. We stayed on the quiet end Lombard near the Presidio and only had to walk a couple of feet from our motel to see the Golden Gate Bridge - when there was no fog, that is. We walked and ate on Chestnut St., looked at all the still closed shops in Cow Hollow (because of jetlag we were early risers) and took the bus down to the Castro. The Castro is clearly a sight to behold, with rainbow flags and all. Very interesting is the old Castro Theatre which was build in the silent movie age, in 1923. That night Alex and I met Sarah Carter and her husband Brendan for dinner in North Beach. We talked about politics (American and German), our studies and much more. Time just flew by and before we knew it, the waiters were ready to close for the night.

The following day we met a friend of Alex after exploring the exploratorium and she took us on a tour through the city, first showing us her favourite part: the Haight District. We later went downtown and ventured through North Beach, the Italian part of town, which was interesting for Alex as his mom is from Italy. We also walked through Chinatown and the area around Union Square. That night we went to see a play in Berkeley (more on the Berkeley part in a seperate post).

On our last day we drove over to the Cliff House on the north end of Ocean Beach. The breakfast was awesome (I love my eggs benedict) and the view a sight to behold. We left San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge, stopped at the vista point at the northern end of the bridge and took a last look at the city that we now both love and long to get back to.

A creative fortune teller on Union Street in Cow Hollow

Rainbow flags everywhere - the Castro District

Palace of Fine Arts on a sunny morning

Signs you only see in the States, at Golden Gate Park near the Haight

Words of wisdom on a sidewalk on Columbus Ave

Columbus Ave in North Beach

View of the Pacific from the Cliff House

Ocean Beach near the Cliff House



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