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Touring San Francisco
We will divide today's page into two parts as we have lots of pictures to share.
Our second and final day in San Francisco began with a hearty breakfast at Brian's place. Yes, we posed for this picture and we all tried to make it look like we didn't know the picture was to be taken, tough assignment.
Today we focused on as many sights as we could see within San Francisco. Our first stop was Dolores Park and Mission area. This vantage point provided a stunning view of the city and the old mission below the street we parked on.
In the picture above you can see the Mission Dolores, which we learned is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco and the facade of the Mission chapel is relatively unchanged since its construction in 1782-1791.
Also visible from this park is a large domed roof structure identified as the Second Church of Christ Scientist. We did not investigate the Mission or Christ Scientist church to gather further details.
As with nearly every neighborhood we visited it seemed that the hills are endless. This view up Church Street also shows a Street Car (an electrically driven rail car, Gary says it was named Desire).
We then drove to the Embarcadero and stopped for pictures of the San Francisco Bay Bridge as it heads towards Treasure Island.
We passed many of the working piers and stopped to visit the open air market Farmer's Market outside the Ferry Building.
It was easy to sell us candy when they handed out free samples. The variety of products was remarkable, and the beautiful sunny day made this a great outing.
After exploring the Embarcadero area we drove around until we climbed Nob Hill, stopping to take pictures of Alcatraz Island and a cable car coming up the hill.
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