It was the night of the opening ceremony of Singapore’s $600 million Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay on 12 Oct 2002. The media had mentioned that there will be spectacular fireworks for this event. A whole lot of photographers including myself have gathered at the Merlion Bridge early, pointing their cameras towards the Esplanade […]
With bigger bookstores and new magazines all around the country, we seldom get to see the traditional magazine stalls anymore. But here in Little India, there are still some around. The books and magazines are neatly spread out on the table, and more are hung from clotheslines at the top. This makes for a colourful […]
Located at the edge of Fisherman’s Wharf is Pier 39, a shopping district and a tourist attraction. Pier 39 is known for the Californian sea lions hauled out on the docks of the marina. Not having a very long lens on my Panasonic Lumix LX3, I can only get this far, and that’s with some […]
Some shots from the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, a very popular tourist destination. The Boudin Bakery, famous for its sourdough bread, is situated here. The nice San Francisco weather makes for a good alfresco dining experience, unlike in hot and humid Singapore. There are many buskers located throughout Fisherman’s Wharf, giving their performance in […]
One of the most interesting modes of transport in San Francisco is the cable car system. Although they look like trams, they are actually pulled along by cables beneath the road and controlled by the gripman onboard. The gripman controls a grip lever to grip or release the cable and thus controls whether the cable […]
Best known for a landscaped section of 8 sharp turns, Lombard Street is also known as the “crookedest street in the world”. According to wikipedia, this “born out of necessity in order to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade, which was too steep for most vehicles to climb.”
No visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge, so here are some shots.
The weather in San Francisco is a nice 15-20°C with plenty of sunshine, which unlike Singapore, makes it possible to just relax on the grass. This would have been unbearable in the hot and humid Singapore weather. Here’s the people relaxing on the grounds of Washington Square in front of the St. Peter and Paul […]