Tuesday, 5 February 2013

CITY BY THE BAY


fisherman's wharf pier 39

alcatraz pier 39

bay bridge

coit tower

golden gate bridge

Pier 39 - View of Alcatraz - Oakland Bay Bridge from The Embarcadero - Coit Tower on Russian Hill - Golden Gate Bridge

After our Portland experience we jetted to San Francisco. We spent our time shopping around Union Square and exploring along The Embarcadero including Pier 39. Unfortunately tickets to Alcatraz were sold out during our visit but we were able to take photos from the pier. On our last morning, after we picked up our hire car, we drove to the Golden Gate Bridge. It was 12C, I was wearing shorts and fog covered most of the bridge. I was determined to see it though and I am so glad we got there, even though it was a quick visit. My favourite memory of SF, and maybe the whole trip, was having dinner at the Cheesecake Factory above Macy's overlooking Union Square. The thick fog weaving in between the skyscrapers made the view so magical. Unfortunately I didn't take a photo on our SLR but I will include an Instagram version in an upcoming post. We also ate almond milk pancakes at Little Griddle on Market Street. They were so incredible and I have since been on a mission to find a cafe that makes them at home. There was something special about San Fran. I loved the sea air, the fog in the early mornings and late afternoons, the hills and trams. Another city I could easily see myself moving to.

98 comments:

  1. I've been there! You've taken beautiful pictures!

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  2. Wow, picture 3 is simply crazy! Would totally love to go and visit one day <3

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  3. gorgeous pictures! I miss San Francisco!

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  4. These are beautiful photos, I wanna travel.

    x Stace
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  5. Love the shot of Golden Gate bridge! I've love to visit SF!
    Katie xx
    http://thegravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love Pier 39. All the restaurants are great. :)
    Nice photos!!


    Cheers, Jacquie
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  7. Gosh, what amazing images! And how amazing is the Cheesecake Factory? I had the dulce de leche cheesecake when I was in Boston and it was the heavenly thing I have ever tasted!


    <3 Mandy xx
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

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  8. Such gorgeous pictures! San Fransisco looks fantastic I want to go soo badly!
    Sofia x

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  9. What beautiful, colourful pictures! I always enjoy visiting your blog because the photos are so fun and captivating :)

    -Jen

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  10. WOW! How nice are these photos ? *_*
    I just found you and immediately became member! I would really appreciate it if you'll visit my blog back :)
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  11. Beautiful pics!

    xo
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  12. I love SF! Your post really makes me want to go back for another visit. It's a shame that the Alcatraz tickets were sold out. That was definitely the highlight of my trip when I went.

    With ♥, Lisa
    tralalalisa.com

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  13. love this!

    xx

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  14. Wow that last picture blew me away! Now I really want ti visit SanFran!

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  15. such gorgeous pics. made me daydream a bit =)

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  17. Wow, SF is so beautiful! I have only been there once, and I wish I went to Alcatraz while I was there! I guess next time :P Thanks for sharing xo

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  18. Oh, how good is San Fran! I loved it, possibly my favourite city in the US after NY. It had such a great vibe, so much interesting stuff to see and do, and it was beautiful as well. I love these photos, love the shot of Alcatraz from Pier 39!

    x

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  19. the bridge pic is amazing........
    xx

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  20. aside from new york, san fran is the one place in america im dying to go to. great shots!
    thanks for the blog love :)

    battlecriesandchampagne

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  21. Beautiful photos.
    New to your blog, I like it :D

    xo
    The Fashionable ESQ
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  22. so beautiful! i have yet to go!

    Jessica
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  23. wow, you have an amazing blog! I love travelling, so I will be following your blog obviously!
    xo Charlotte
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  25. These photos are gorgeous! I have always wanted to visit San Fran, it looks like such a great place to live. xE

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  26. I love your blog! Photos are amazing!

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    -JoAnn

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  27. the fog swallowing up the bridge is just so beautiful!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  28. These are such beautiful photos!

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  29. lovely pictures!

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  30. The last picture is amazing! I hope I get to experience SF fog for myself one day. I keep hearing about how great the city is.

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  31. so glad you enjoyed SF!! the golden gate bridge looks amazing slightly obscured by fog <3

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  32. Goodness! You're photographs are divine! I just want to fall into them and live there! x

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  33. That bottom picture is gorgeous!:) x

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  34. COol pics



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  35. Wow amezing pictures, started following
    Loves,
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  36. Beautifull photos www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. I need to go to SF!! those pictures are making me go so badly!

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  38. great photos dear... such a lovely day and time well spent!
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  39. love this pics and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
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  40. I love San Francisco- it is one of my top three cities! That last picture of the bridge is just so gorgeous.

    xx Kait

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  41. ahhh these photos are super amazing so jealous xxxx

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  42. What a lovely pics :D



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  44. Wow your photography is beautiful, love it! Loving the photo of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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  45. lovely pics! love san francisco!
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    wanna follow each other?

    xoxo

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  46. beautiful photographs x

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  47. Amazing pictures!! I would like to go. :)
    Take a look at my blog and let me know what you think, we can follow each other :)ç

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  48. yes the fog gives it a mystical feeling. Love the light!
    ***

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  49. gorgeous pictures! followed u on google plus :D wld love it if you would drop by my blog and follow if u like :D
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  50. this pictures are amazing!

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  51. omgohs these pictures are amaazing!

    hope you'll visit back
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  52. I love Sf soooo much! Those sea lions hangin out at the pier were rather cute (and vocal)! My favorite was the photo op of five old Victorian homes re-painted in lavenders, pinks, gold, and blues with the modern city skyline framing them from behind! Your photos of the city are great!!!


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  53. Great pics!!I like your blog. What about following each other?

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  54. I couldn't get over how foggy it is in SanFran! Gorgeous pics and looks like you had a great time x

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  55. looove these pictures so much! it really makes me miss Cali!

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  56. These pictures are so much fun! Absolutely love San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge!
    xo TJ

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  57. How beautiful!!! Great pictures! I'm following you right now, hope you will do same!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
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  58. WOW!! IT'S AMAZING!
    you have a great blog, would be great if we follow each other, let me know !
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  59. beautiful pictures!! :)

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  60. amazing pictures, everything looks so calm and clear


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  61. I'll visit San Fransisco someday!
    The last picture is incredible!
    Very professional taken!

    xx

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  62. Your photos are so beautiful! Looks like you had an amazing time!! Can't believe I've only just found your blog, definitely following :-) xoxo

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  63. Amazing pictures, I would love to visit there
    tie-dye-eyes

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  64. Oh this looks nice!Do you want to follow each other on gfc and fb? Kisses from Norway!

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  65. Wow, you've made gorgeous pictures!

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  66. Awesome blog hun! I hope you like mine too! Come by sometime and let's follow each other ;)!

    xx

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  67. WOW that last picture is absolutely beautiful!

    Love,

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  68. Love it my dream to go there one day :)
    What about following each other ?: I like your blog:)
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  69. Great post! I love your blog. I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

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  70. Ah when I saw these pictures I got so excited because that my hometown!! And then I read you came from Portland which is where I am now lol small world!

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  71. beautiful photos!<3



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  72. amazing pics!
    I'd love you to visit my blog and maybe follow each other? let me know

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    xoxo

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  73. it IS a great city! - i wish i could move around more!!!

    PS pass it along - giveaway going on at my blog :o)

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  74. Your blog is lovely! I really enjoyed your pictures... I have followed you

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  75. wow stunning pictures x

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  76. such gorgeous photos

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  77. What an amazing place! www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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  78. I'm in love with your photos! I really like the last one :)
    Good job
    xoxo -B-
    :)

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  79. such a beautiful and lovely pictures;}X


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  80. Oh, I've always wanted to visit san francisco. They say melbourne's australia's san fran, heh. Thanks for visiting my blog, because it lead me to yours, and I do love supporting a fellow australian journalist.

    Instant follower!

    lo and behold

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  81. such a beautiful pics you always take, dear!
    xoxo

    http://yuliasi.blogspot.com/
    love, Yulia

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  82. I would love to visit here, it's on my wish list

    Please come and check out my latest post if you have a few minutes spare :)

    p.s. I’ve given the blog a bit of a face lift!

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    Helen

    X

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  83. Wonderful photos! Looks amazing!
    - Charlotte
    http://fashiongirl134.blogspot.com

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  84. every city is looking amazing! Love how the fog makes the photo look a bit scary.

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  85. That last photo in particular is just so beautiful! x

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  86. Thank you for your comment
    Lovely pictures and great blog

    I'm your new follower :)

    kisses

    www.stylebyprice.blogspot.com

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Thanks for the love!