Highest Level with Modest Participation

A Personal Experience Report of an "Old" European
from the "Wide West" of the USA

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From the Coit Tower too a wonderful view of Fisherman’s Wharf,
the marina and the famous Alcatraz Island

Then on Friday morning in great defogged weather the intended tour with Jurgen:
Through Chinatown and Little Italy to Coit Tower where in bright weather it was indispensable to record incomparable views of the Bay (and naturally of the former jail island of Alcatraz) as well as of the city with the dominating Transamerica Pyramid.

Financial institute in Chinatown – really picturesque!

This web site (in German only) informs about the origins of the Coit Tower.

In addition a gallery with own snapshots (10 photos).

Up to the Coit Tower!

The (central) Transamerica Pyramid towers above the skyline of San Francisco

Then onwards via Telegraph Hill along the whole Lombard Street – just typical "Streets of San Francisco" with an enjoyable morning break at an artist café. Across the "flower hill", the famous section of Lombard Street, then across Russian Hill down to Fisherman's Wharf.
From there the obligatory Cable Car tour back to Union Square, of course standing "undaunted by death" outside on the footboard.

Michael Negele at the famed twists of Lombard Street.

Refreshment in the artist café –
on the right Jurgen Stigter flanked by two "Neanderthals"
(Click on pictures to enlarge)

Victorian houses in Russian Hill quarter

Return by cable car

The following gallery offers further (25) photos of San Francisco.

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