Friday, July 20, 2012

Things To See In San Francisco: Landmarks By Water

When the lights go down in the city, 
and the sun shines on the bay,
do I want to be there, 
in my city,
ohoh ohohoh ohoh
- Journey

More pictures from my Fourth of July boat trip.

If I had a sailboat, I would totally have a Jolly Roger flag.  I heart pirates.
Patriotic scaffolding on the 4th.

Sutro Tower with the fog rolling in.

I would love to rent one of these amazing houseboats in Alameda, as seen from the Oakland Estuary.  I love the colors.

Fact:  The Port of Oakland is the 5th busiest container port in the United States.  

The USS Potomac was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential yacht.  It is now available for charter and tours.  I really want to visit.  

We stumbled upon the Millennium Falcon.   Now you are jealous!

Cranes at the Port of Oakland.

The Yerba Buena Lighthouse, built is 1875.

Alcatraz, with the fog rolling in.  

The Transamerica Pyramid.  

Coit Tower.  
Chillingly patriotic.

The tops of the Ferry Building and the Transamerica Pyramid peeking out through the cityscape.  

The Raygun Gothic Rocketship (an art installation on The Embarcadero).

 The Ferry Building from the water.  A post on the inside of the building is coming soon.  

Cupid's Span (On The Embarcadero): Inspired by San Francisco's reputation as the home port of Eros (Cupid).

A view of the Transamerica Pyramid, Ferry Building, and Coit Tower from the Bay.  

AT&T Park from McCovey Cove (home of the San Francisco Giants).  There have been 61 splash hits in the cove since the park opened in 2000, 35 of them by Barry Bonds.  
If you visit San Francisco, these are all landmarks worth seeing. 


Ginny said...

fantastic pics! especially sutro tower and the AT&T park! :-)

fluff and fripperies said...

Fab photos! Just read a Vanity Fair piece about the Summer of Love in San Francisco and I really really want to visit xo

Loulou said...

San Francisco has always been near the top of places I want to visit. It has now moved up the list after looking at your gorgeous photos!


Elle Sees said...

love the pics and it makes me miss san fran

rooth said...

It's so cool to see all the landmarks from this viewpoint - lucky girl!

Portuguese Prepster said...

gorgeous views! definitely a place I would love to visit one day!

Beauty Follower said...

NIce pictures, liked the Lighthouse!

Ana F. said...

Love your pictures, Erin!

Cheryl van den Berg said...

Great landmarks to highlight! I also did a boat cruise on the bay for the 4th of July. Recently visited Sutro Baths and Alcatraz as well!

tini-tani said...

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Patty said...

Love your pictures! which I had seen this before my trip last year! Guess I'll have to go again ;)

MizzJ said...

hehe that ray gun sculpture reminds me of Toy Story

honey my heart said...

you snapped such great scenes! last time i was on a boat in the bay was about 12 years ago, we saw att park, alcatraz, and angel island.

rolala said...

A boat cruise sounds like a perfect way to spend the 4th and it looks like it's also a great way to see San Francisco. I did a boat cruise around NYC last year and it really provided a fresh perspective on the city.

Happy weekend erin!
Rowena @ rolala loves

Mimi said...

oh, how cool! i'd love to go on a boat trip one day. and i haven't been to san francisco in years, so this is perfect. :)

<3, Mimi

Antonella C'est moi said...

lovely pics!!! :)

RaindropsofSapphire said...

San Fran is a place that's always been on my to go to list, I think it's gorgeous and your pictures prove that! I really like your blog! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits and more :) :)

Val said...

MY all time favorite city....Thanks for sharing your amazing pics.

Sam said...

Woah, I am amazed by all the modern architecture in this fantastic city. The skyline is terrific and your photos do great justice in depicting the city

Emmy said...

Erin, your pics are so sharp and crisp....feel like I'm actually there! Would love to get on that USS Potomac someday:)

Thanks for the blog comment. The Toronto Zoo rocks! Not to be missed:)

Olga said...

Hi!! Love your blog! Hope you visit mine!!

Kashaya said...

Great photos. Looks like a very nice place.=)

SizzleandZoom said...

Wow again for a fabulous post. Interesting. So much I want to see.
Beautiful photography.

Ang Lam said...

Beautiful photos!!

Jessica said...

lovely photos!! boats are so much fun :D


Erica said...

The picture of the fog rolling in is pretty amazing!

Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

Amazing selection. I loved each and every photo!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

NaNa said...

The photo of the lighthouse is amazing. So picturesque, it actually looks like a lovely house on the water. Imagine what a beautiful view that would be ! =)

Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

The mum of all trades said...

I love San Francisco. It has been many years since I was there so I really enjoyed looking at these images, they brought back some great memories.

Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing pics!!!!!


Caitlin C. said...

These are beautiful pictures!! Now I want to visit :)

Bravoe Runway said...

I had no idea the Oakland port was the 5th busiest one, these are amazing photos!

Audrey Allure said...

Gorgeous photos!

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

Totally love this post. I visited SF 28 years ago and loved every minute of it. It is my favorite cities in the US. Thank you for the mini tour. I'd love to go back someday.

Jax said...

You really want to make me go there!! Those pictures are gorgeous. I'm so jealous :) Hope you had a lovely weekend!!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i think just to see alcatrez would be worth the ticket itself. great port city! said...

Those are some cool pics of San Fran! I've never been there, but I'd love to go.

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