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San Francisco Star Trails

Being a big city, San Francisco is the last place one would think of to shoot star trails. The light pollution usually makes it a very difficult feat. However, when I arrived at the rental apartment at the SoMa district where I was staying in and looked up from the balcony, I saw a clear […]

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San Francisco – Pier 39

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 […]

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San Francisco – Fisherman’s Wharf

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 […]

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San Francisco – Cable Cars

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 […]

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San Francisco – Lombard Street

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.”

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San Francisco – Golden Gate Bridge

No visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge, so here are some shots.

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San Francisco – St. Peter and Paul’s Church & Coit Tower

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 […]