It’s already my fourth time in this buzzing and colorful city and it’s, hands down, my absolute favorite of all cities. I love everything, the old and modern architecture, the colors, the food, the people and nature.
Can you guess, what my favorite place/sight of the city is? You name it, it’s the amazing Golden Gate Bridge. I just love that contrast of the red against the blue of the ocean. This time around I was lucky to capture it from the Marin Headlands, almost without fog hiding it. What a success, since fog is a pretty common phenomenon in San Francisco. It was still cold and windy though.
A pretty flower stand in the Financial District.
On of my favorite buildings is the Transamerica Pyramid. It's one of San Francisco's landmarks. Unfortunately it's not open to public.
One morning I had a really nice breakfast at the restaurant Café de la Presse in Union Square right in front of the Dragon's Gate, which is the official entrance to China Town. For the first time in my life I ate a Croque Madame, a french classic in San Francisco, I loved it. ;)
I enjoyed the view from the terrace of the San Francisco Art Institute for the first time. It's quite awesome, but also a bit inconvenient to overlook the city, since once you are on the terrace, you have to climb over a mural to really see something, but it was worth it...
Also a first time experience, overlooking the city from Twin Peaks, the view is breathtaking.
And an all time favorite are the Painted Ladies. Have you ever watched Full House or seen the movie Mrs. Doubtfire? Than I'm sure you know these pretty colorful houses. Luckily they finished renovating Alamo Square Park, so I walked around a little.
On the day I had to go home, I went to Baker Beach, also a first time visit. The waves were quite impressive.
After stopping by at Baker Beach, I went for a delicious breakfast and some shopping to Union Square.
Oh how I love San Francisco, did I mention it already? ;))
It was the perfect ending to an amazing and fun trip. Travelling really teaches me spontaneity and flexibility and that there's a reason for everything. There's something about how it shapes and grounds me and oftentimes forces me to step out of my comfort zone.
On to the planning of upcoming trips. I'm already excited, what 2018 has in store. Stay tuned and happy New Year everyone!!