San Francisco

As I said in my previous post, I’m back home in France now. And here’s a picture of the sunrise over Besançon, seen from my balcony:

0_Sunrise over Besançon

But I have one last blog entry from my roadtrip.

 

Thursday, October 30th

I take Van home today, to the agency in San Francisco where I rented him. I’m sad to be at the end of my trip and to see Van go, but when I see him at home among his siblings I tell myself that he’ll go on to other adventures, as I will.

I take the tramway up to Market Street and get out at Embarcadero Station.  Then I take a long walk along the water front up to Fisherman’s Wharf, taking a few pictures along the way:

1_Coit Tower from a distance, one of the...

 

Coit tower is one of the main landmarks of these northeastern districts of the city:

2_A closer view...

 

I go all the way to Pier 39 where I have lunch:

3_I walk all the way to Pier 39 where...

Pier 39 is gaudy and touristic, as is much of Fisherman’s Wharf, but I like it.

 

After lunch I take the ritual cable car ride:

4_After lunch I tak the ritual cable car ride...

 

Cable cars are an iconic San Francisco institution:

5_Cable car from inside... 6_Cable car inside bis...

 

Up Taylor Street we go…

7_We head up the street...

…passing many cross streets…

8_Passing many cross streets...

…and some well-known landmarks…

10_...well-known features bis...

…through the northern sections of Chinatown:

14_We make our way through the northern sections of Chinatown...

 

We pass by some houses that are…

12_Passing some houses along the way that are...

très San Francisco…

13_...très San Francisco.

…and go all the way to Market Street, to the Powell Street Station:

11_All the way to Market Street

 

This, then, is the last entry for my retirement-gift-to-myself road trip. I think that San Francisco is a fitting place to stop. But this is only a pause in the Olsen Road. I’ll be back in the not-too-distant future with other travels, photos and comments. Thank you all for following along. I hope you’ve enjoyed it.

4 thoughts on “San Francisco

  1. Thanks for sharing your trip, John. I’m sorry we couldn’t connect while you were in Davis, but I’ve loved reading your blogs. I just returned home from Kauai last night. Had a wonderful time! Let’s stay in touch!

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