Wednesday, April 27, 2011

V is for...

...View, Vista, Vision? Well, maybe the last one doesn't apply. But the others - Very much so.

Off to the city today. It's always made me smile...you can stand in the center of San Jose and say "the city" - and everyone knows you're talking about the city at the other end of the peninsula. Such is the gravitational pull of San Francisco.

I mean, who wouldn't love a city that has such urban art (now, that would have been a good "U" day image/word) on display.

And, odd though it may seem, there is not universal approval for that sculpture.  De gustibus non est disputandum - it would seem.

The City by the Bay has its beauties, (I'm talking geographically here - though I suppose...) not least of which is the Bay Bridge itself linking the East and West sides of the bay. I regret that, today, I wasn't able to get to see the other, somewhat more iconic bridge. But I was nowhere near the Golden Gate.

Rather, I was downtown, on 5th, when passing this building housing the San Francisco Chronicle - a paper dating from 1865.

A city of traditions - some of them the "only in San Francisco" kind of traditions. But, I suspect, many cities across the world have their own kind of "only in..."

But, perhaps, none quite like San Francisco.

3 comments:

  1. I wasn't aware of the bow and arrow sculpture. Thanks for posting the photo.
    The bridge, cable cars and hilly streets are iconic. I haven't seen much of Frisco but strolling around the wharf while eating fresh bread is fun.
    As a California girl (San Diego) I experienced culture shock when I moved to Florida. They didn't have any sourdough bread!!!!

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  2. That sculpture looks amazing, love it!
    Glad you shared these photos, you're making me want to visit San Francisco even more than I already want to :)

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  3. Laura & Estrella: Glad you like the sculpture. I have to admit I love it. It has a wonderful sense of whimsy about it. I admit to being fond of sourdough myself - a bread bowl, filled with clam chowder. Tough to beat.

    San Francisco awaits, Estrella.

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