June 21 - San Francisco
On our 3rd day in SA we got up at 8:00, took a shower and had a "small" breakfast in the same diner as the day before. At 11:15 we took the open top sightseeing bus again from Union Square. This time our first stop was at "Haight & Ashbury" (sometimes called "Hashbury":-)), the Hippi Area of SA.
|Janis Joplin newspaper articles|
|newspaper articles about famous musicians were wrapped around tree-fences|
After walking around in this area we took the sightsseing bus and got off at the corner of Lombard and Fillmore Street. From there we went to Union Street (shopping street)
|eating a cupcake at Union Street|
|on the peak of the steep and winding section of Lombard Street|
|cars and bikes were lining up to drive downhill|
|nice view to the Bay and city from Lombard Street|
|one of the 8 bends|
|beautiful houses along the road|
|the steepest street in SA: Filbert Street|
On the way back to our bus station we found another funny traffic sign:
Our next hop off was at Steuart Street, close to the Ferry Building and The Embarcadero.
|Oakland Bay Bridge|
|inside the Ferry Building|
|bakery in the Ferry Building|
|along The Embarcadero|
|the fire that destroyed parts of Pier 29 the day before|
I had an ice cream inside the Ferry Building and after walking around a little bit we took the bus to Washington Square. From there we climbed up the Telegraph Hill to the Coit Tower and took the elevator (climbing up wasn't possible) to the top of the tower from where we could enjoy a magnificent view over the city.
|Washington Square and Church of St. Peter and Paul|
|view from the tower to the Piers, the Embarcadero and Oakland Bay Bridge|
|view from the tower to the financial district (pyramid = Transamerica Pyramid)|
|view to the west|
|view to the southwest (Golden Gate Bridge in the background)|
|Christoph on the top floor of the Coit Tower|
|some information about the Coit Tower|
|nice little path downhill passing gardens and houses|
|some information about the Pier and the restaurant|
|Christoph in a seafood restaurant!|
|my delicious dinner: 3 different prepared types of prawns|
|eating burger in a seafood restaurant|
|on the F-Line|
This evening I started searching the internet for bikes. I found a webpage www.craigslist.com where people can buy and sell stuff but unfortunately the bike that would fit my needs wasn't among the advertised bikes in SA. So I decided to go to a bike shop (the woman I had met on the plan had mentioned "Mike's Bikes as one of the biggest and best bike shops in California and I would follow her advice and go there the next morning) and buy a new bike.
Bedtime was at 22:30 again.