San Francisco Vacation: Other SF Sights


Well … I thought I share a bit more about the minor sights we visited in San Francisco. I guess it warrants mentioning because it is so … San Francisco.

If there is a Main St in San Francisco, it is Market Street. This is the main transportation corridor of the city and is akin to what Champs Elysees is to Paris. We had taken the cable car, street cars, trolleybuses from here. Right underneath the street is where the BART runs through.

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The Caltrain station is quite close to the San Francisco Giants home ground … the AT&T Park. Actually, I don’t care much about baseball nor do I understand the game at all. The only reason we are here is because of Barry Bonds — and at that time, at the threshold of breaking the all-time home run record.

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I have seen on the TV of some spectacular home-run hits in this stadium. You see, just outside the stadium is the bay and if someone hits the ball far enough out of the stadium it will fall into the water outside. That is called a “splash run”. Must have been pretty fun. I was told that people actually park their boats during game day hoping to get one of those balls.

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Another place we went to was the Ferry Building at Embarcardero. Our main reason going there was to eat at The Slanted Door. It was closed when we were there. We saw the menu though — it was quite expensive (Brian, you told me it was a cheap Vietnamese place, you rat!)

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Really … there was nothing much in the Ferry Building … at least as far as we’re concerned. We spent perhaps 10 minutes there.

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Outside the Ferry Building is more interesting. Here it is … the same type of self-cleaning toilets I had used in Paris. Oh … this ones here are messy … yucks … papers on the floor! I am not sure what the big deal is with these self-cleaning toilets. For me, it takes a long time to clean.

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We also managed to spend some time at the Palace of Fine Arts. We just took pictures, that’s all. It is a beautiful place. There is a science museum in the compound.

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