August 22, 2012

I Left My Heart...

After we left Alcatraz Island, the fog lifted and revealed the brilliant blue sky  We walked the Embarcadero towards Pier 39,  Fisherman's Wharf, and on to Ghirardelli Square. 
We hiked to the top of Beech Street then wandered over to Lombard Street. 
What a view looking down over the city and out to the bay! 
In addition to the view from the top of this famous crooked street, I was surprised to discover 
the gorgeous homes and the lush yards 
overflowing with colorful flowers that run along the eight hairpin turns.
Since we had just walked UP Beech Street, we were grateful to walk DOWN here.
Not far from Lombard Street is San Francisco's Chinatown.
I was tickled by the name of this little playground tucked in between buildings.

We often follow recommendations for places to eat on Yelp. 
R and G Lounge in Chinatown offered this tasty (and huge) Salt and Pepper Dungeness Crab.
Here is the front of Grace Cathedral, the third largest Episcopal cathedral and 
the fifth largest Gothic-style cathedral in the United States.
While we arrived too late in the day to tour inside, I was able to walk the outside labyrinth. 
It seemed liked the perfect way to end our last day in this wonderful city.

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