|The Cannery Building. In 1907 it was Del Monte Plant #1. |
It was the largest peach canning facility in the world.
During it's peak, 200,000 cans of peaches were sealed, by hand, per day and employed over 2500 workers.
It is now a marketplace.
|Ghirardelli. Famous for chocolate.|
Named for Italian founder, Domingo Ghiradelli, in 1852.
This building not oly survived the 1906 earthquake; it returned to full production within 10 days.
It's been a marketplace since 1964.
|Beach across the street from Ghiradelli. |
This water is ICE cold and there are lots of people out there swimming.
Idiots. No sothernern would do that.
|Barbary Coast Trail markers|
|Fisherman's Wharf. Large crab for sale today.|
|At the Maritime Museum - Pier 45|
USS Pampanito - WWII Submarine
Behind it: A Liberty Ship - O'Brien
This old sign is famous
|Fisherman's Grotto is the oldest restaurant on the wharf -- 1953 I think I saw somewhere.|
|About half way down. Coit Tower can be seen in the distance.|
|This building is actually on Nob Hill but I stuck it in with architecture because of the ornate front.|
This famous restaurant is a favorite of ours.
|View from Coit Tower property|
|View of the Golden Gate from Coit Tower property.|
|The TransAmerica Tower. |
Electric transportation powerlines overhead.
The city is full of these lines.
|The Sentinel Building - near the TransAmerica Tower.|
The restaurant on the first floor is Francis Ford Coppola's "Zoetrope"
|World famous trollies|
|Entry to Mark Hopkins Hotel|
|The Flood Mansion. It's now a private club.|
|Another favorite restaurant of ours. Cliff House near Seal Rocks and Lands End.|
|Sunsets are beautiful from the Cliff House Restaurant dining room.|
|Seal Rocks. Called that because seals really do climb up on them for a bit of afternoon sun.|
|Taken at Lands End. Golden Gate in the background.|
|Leaving the city, traffic is routed this way.|
If "the big one" hits, we'll be flattened to a pancake and never found.
Ugh. I simply hate tunnels and bridges.