Hello
Branstrans Blog Home

Category List


Kicking back in San Francisco, California 94102 - 15,1761kms

Jun 30, 2015

After a nice sleep in we headed out for a late breakfast and some exploring including a trolley car ride which didn't quite work out as planned as the trolley cars were broken down, DOH, so nearly walked our legs off. You can see a tiny bit of what we saw below:

06-30-before-breakdown.jpg

Before the breakdown.

06-30-trolley-car-brake.jpg 

And believe it or not each trolley has 4 of these timber brakes which is what stops them. Yep, the same as when we were here in 1998.

06-30-disable-rego.jpg 

An intriguing rego plate on a motorcycle, would have liked to see who came to get on it!

06-30-union-square-vic-secr.jpg 

Union Square known for it's shopping and here is the Westin Hotel complete with Victoria Secrets....

06-30-union-sq-saks-tiffany.jpg

...and a real reason to go retail, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany's. Now you're talking. Nah, didn't happen.

06-30-skyline.jpg 

A recognisable speccie skyline.

06-30-fire-truck.jpg 

An awesome fire truck with a rear steering axle complete with a driver in the rear cab as well as the front.

06-30-fairmont.jpg 

Hotel Fairmont. Beautiful building and interior space where we went to use an ATM.

06-30-grace-cathedral.jpg 

The Grace Cathedral.

06-30-cute-neighbourhoods.jpg 

Cute neighbourhood.

06-30-tangle-of-cables.jpg 

Tangles of cables are everywhere.

06-30-church-on-washington-.jpg 

And a Church on Washington Square.

06-30-heading-up-lombard-st.jpg 

Heading up Lombard street before the interesting stuff starts.

06-30-crookedest-st-lombard.jpg 

The Crookedest Street - Lombard Street.

06-30-on-way-up-lombard.jpg 

On the way up.

06-30-top-down-lombard.jpg 

From the top down. This looks much more speccie than it did in 1998.

06-30-heading-down-powell-s.jpg 

And finally heading down Powell Street. We walked over 11,000 steps today and Norm says the degree of difficulty our knees and hips can testify to at least doubled the effort involved to walk those steps....and he is absolutely right!



Tags:
Category: