There are all kinds of ways of getting around in San Francisco, whether you’re sightseeing as a tourist or just trying to get to work and back. During my recent visit, it sometimes seemed to me that at least half the traffic was some form of public transportation or a taxi/ride-sharing service!
When I visited the site of the Sutro Baths, I saw only a very small portion of San Francisco’s Lincoln Park. The park is located on the western edge of the peninsula, a bit north of Golden Gate Park, and includes the Legion of Honor Museum, the USS San Francisco Memorial, a golf course that used to be a cemetery, […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
When I visited Alcatraz last week, I wasn’t especially interested in seeing the cell house to which most of my fellow tourists made a beeline. Instead, I looked for the remnants of the earlier fort and for the gardens Huell featured in this episode of California’s Golden Parks. This episode aired 11 years ago, in 2007, so it was really […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Teal, Aqua, Seafoam, or Turquoise.
This week I’m wrapping up my series of Korean War photos; I know a lot of you have been enjoying it, and I very much appreciate all your likes and shares. I think my final group of photos really encapsulates what my dad’s experience at Johnson Air Base was like. As before, I’ve put double quotes around any explanatory notes […]
NOTE: I wrote this post two days ago, on August 24, but I couldn’t get it to publish on my phone. So here it is, a couple of days late. Today I visited the mall in San Francisco’s Japantown — and I could barely manage to drag myself away from the place! I’m really not much of a shopper and I don’t care about the latest trends or (most of) the cute toys, but I found myself wanting to take home one of everything. It’s all too easy to fill up your shopping basket at Daiso, because most of the items cost only $1.50, and nothing is more than $5. And then there’s the bookstore, Kinokuniya — but I’ll save that confession for later! Let’s just say I’m going to desperately miss the Japan Center Mall when I return home.