Great day, mediocre pictures.
Friday I had planned to venture into San Francisco for a day out. It was supposed to rain, but I didn’t care. I also didn’t bother to take my real camera (why worry about it in the rain?). Turns out it was the most perfect of days – sunny, barely breezy and just brisk enough for a hoodie. I took CalTrain to 4th & King and then walked through Chinatown. I always love walking through Chinatown in any city, but this is the first time I’ve done so since visiting actual China. It made me giggle – it is the most organized, cleanest, quietest version of China ever. I was pleased with myself for being able to identify the male and female lions on the Chinatown gate – thank you Jessie for the lesson (the female has her baby with her under her paw).
Up, up, up some more to the top of Telegraph Hill. The view was amazing of course; clear all the way past the bridge. However I only have these not-so-focused pictures from my iPod. There are a lot of pictures of street signs to help find my way back if the map didn’t work out.
Walking back through North Beach I was overwhelmed at the number of fantastic looking Italian restaurants. It seems to me San Fran has more restaurants per square foot than any other city I’ve been in – New York included. Every other door opened to culinary excitement. I am particularly interested in The Stinking Rose, “We season our garlic with food.” Can’t wait to start exploring with The Fox.
I meandered back after that, spending much of my time wondering why Jessie has never lived here – Jessie, this city SCREAMS YOU. I walked through Nob Hill and then through a not-so-nice area but not exactly sure where that was. I made my way to the Anthropologie on Market Street – not to buy anything; I just like to pretend I live at the Anthropologie. Again, Jessie in my thoughts – they had SO MUCH ORANGE on the clearance rack.
Then back to CalTrain and home by six, jiggidy jig. A few more pics on Flickr. I love my new city!