Walking the city

This morning was sunny and cool. We walked to the Yerba Buena gardens to absorb the smells and sights. Birds and butterflies and sweet smelling flowers, groups of people practising their Tai Chi, amidst the extraordinary buildings and water sculptures.

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We rode the elevators in Nordstroms (department store extrodinaire), many sounds, sights and smells of a different kind.

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We watched others riding the cable cars up Powell Street, (the queues were so long we decided not ride them ourselves!)

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Then later in the day we walked some more, through Chinatown, bright colourful lanterns, buildings and shops. Interesting smells of unfamiliar foods. Then on through the Italian restaurants of North Beach. The hilly ness was taking its toll as we walked along Lombard Street, with its steep zig zag bends down and then back up to climb the steps to Telegraph hill and the Coit tower. The reward was amazing views across the bay on this glorious day.

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The day was rounded off with drinks and light bites at the “Top of the Mark”, a cocktail bar and restaurant on the 19th floor of a hotel with 360 degree views across the city. We watched the sun go down across the Golden Gate Bridge and the lights twinkle all around, as (some) people danced to the live band. My feet are tired (again) 🙂

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3 responses to “Walking the city

  1. Glad the sun shone for you. Sounds like a great day!

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