San Francisco 2016

Back in 2016 I made my first trip to the United States and visited San Francisco.

Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge

On the San Francisco side of the bridge there is a bus stop next to the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center. In and around the welcome center you can find various objects and signs with information about the bridge. Of course you can also get a beautiful view of the bridge from here.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the “Post Card Viewpoint”.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the “Post Card Viewpoint”.

I started my hike across the Golden Gate at the welcome center. I noticed that the path was very crowded until you reach the first pilar of the bridge. Somewhere in the middle a giant container ship sailed under the bridge.

Bird’s-eye view of the Oakland Express entering the San Francisco Bay.

Bird’s-eye view of the Oakland Express entering the San Francisco Bay.

When you reach the other side, you will be greeted by the Lime Point Light .

The Lime Point Lighthouse.

The Lime Point Lighthouse.

When you get off the bridge at the other side there is a rest area for highway traffic. The rest area offers a view point of the bridge.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the rest area.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the rest area.

If take tha path under the highway you can access Battery Spencer from which you get probably the best view of the bridge and also the Pacific ocean.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer.

View of the Pacific Ocean from Battery Spencer.

View of the Pacific Ocean from Battery Spencer.

From Battery Spencer I walked under the bridge on Conzelman Road and Moore Road to Fort Baker. From which I walked to the Sausalito ferry terminal to cach my ferry back to San Francisco.

View of the bridge from Moore Road.

View of the bridge from Moore Road.

One of many beautiful Victorian houses in Sausalito.

One of many beautiful Victorian houses in Sausalito.

Cable Car Museum

The Cable Car Museum is a free museum which houses the engines that pull the cables under the streets on which the cable cars grip. Several cable cars are on display inside the building as well.

Engines in the Cable Car Power House.

Engines in the Cable Car Power House.

Detail of plaque on one of the engines.

Detail of plaque on one of the engines.

The engines are not not aligned with the streets so large sheaves are used to route the cables.

Sheaves in the Cable Car Power House.

Sheaves in the Cable Car Power House.

Miscellaneous pictures

The Hobart Building.

The Hobart Building.

Entrance of the Administration Building at Alcatraz.

Entrance of the Administration Building at Alcatraz.

View from Alcatraz.

View from Alcatraz.

Car parked on a slope.

Car parked on a slope.