Me, about to be blown into the San Francisco Bay
Right now we’re in England, and later today we’ll be in Germany, but I thought I’d jump to the other side of the globe and post some pictures from our trip to San Francisco a couple weeks ago. We traveled there to photograph a wedding, but we scheduled our trip to give us some free time to explore the city and visit friends. We didn’t take many personal photos on that trip, but I thought I’d post the few that we took.
It’s bizarre to me that August is so cold in San Francisco! The fog was thick every day of our trip, and we could barely see the Golden Gate Bridge. We drove over to the Marin Headlands for a scenic view of the Bay, but all we could see was an occasional glimpse of a foggy bridge. The wind was blowing so fiercely that the fog whirled up the cliffs and past us like a rushing stream. It was a fascinating phenomenon.
We walked all over that lovely city, climbing the wacky hills almost effortlessly. It’s fun to live at high altitude and travel to sea level, because the extra oxygen in our blood makes us feel invincible.
One of the highlights of our trip was the Chihuly exhibit at the de Young art museum. I took a few photos of that, because I wanted to take a piece of his colorful fantasy and take it home with me.
We stayed at Hotel Nikko near Union Square, and this was the view looking north.
We walked all the way to Golden Gate Park to see the incredible Chihuly exhibit.
Chihuly creates vividly colorful glass sculptures that were displayed in dark rooms.
Each of these glass balls was created with great effort. Beautiful.
The boat on the right looks like something from a Dr. Seuss book.
I want to live in Chihuly’s imagination.
We walked through the Haight District and ate some delicious truffles at Coco-luxe.
The next day we drove to the Marin Headlands, and this was all we could see of the Bridge, even close up.
It was windy!