Nicole | Travel | San Fran | 25th March 2015
The last week has been insane catching up with all things business and recovering from a nasty chest infection. I am finally feeling 100% better and ready to blog more about our American Adventures. Part Two was our awesome weekend in San Francisco. I think I could totally live in San Fran. I absolutely loved the vibe – the creatives, the visionaries, the misfits, the talented people that come from all around the world hoping to achieve their dreams. San Fran has it all. We stayed in the Jazz District with our lovely Airbnb hosts (and fellow Aussies) Caitlin and Navin. They were the loveliest couple, so welcoming and gave us all of their tips for exploring San Fran like locals. They had moved to San Fran about four months prior to our arrival and were absolutely loving living in San Fran. We had some wonderful dinners, great conversations and as it was their wedding anniversary just before we arrived, Deb and I spent an afternoon photographing them in and around the bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts (keep an eye out for their blog post).
So here are just a handful of photographs from our time in San Fran. We were blessed with amazing weather while we were there and we really able to explore and photograph some of the more interesting places in and around town.
The architecture in San Fran was so interesting. Every block had a completely different feel, some older, some new. Everything had character.
The street art in the Mission District was absolutely awesome. It was so varied, expressive and colourful. I wish Brisbane would embrace street art a little more. I think it really adds culture to a city.
A must do in San Fran of course is Alcatraz. We caught the first boat out in the morning and spent around 3.5hrs exploring the island. It was such an interesting place to photograph steeped with run down, textured buildings, a couple of interesting art exhibitions filling the old blocks and it was completely eerie walking through the cell block and hospital. I certainly wouldn’t like to have been an inmate on the island. The island certainly had some amazing views of the city and of course the Golden Gate Bridge.
After our morning at Alcatraz, we spent some time down in the super touristy Pier 39. How huge are these seagulls!!
A must do in San Fran is travelling on the Cable Cars up and down the steepest hill in San Fran. It was crazy how steep the street was!
The beautiful Palace of Fine Arts. We spent a little bit of time in and around the Palace photographing our Airbnb hosts. It was such a beautiful building.
And of course the iconic golden gate bridge. I think we almost saw the bridge from every angle (except underneath on the water). It certainly is an amazing structure and we were lucky to not have any fog while we were visiting.
Ah San Fran. I think I am in love!