San Francisco after dark

San Francisco at night

San Francisco has a charm that few other cities can boast of. If it is charming by day, it’s very pretty and dreamy by night. I recently got to take in all that nighttime beauty when I had a nice long walk with a friend of mine. Here’s a sneak peek at San Francisco at night

It was literally a gorgeous girls’ night out. Since it was late February, night had set in early as it does every time winter is here. The lights had come on and the skyscrapers looked bejeweled. The artistic Victorian buildings that San Francisco is so famous for, was bathed in soft lights, looking as lovely as always.

San Francisco at night

Transamerica Pyramid looked stunning.
The Coit Tower looked like a light house out of a story book.
And the Bay Bridge was perfectly decked up.

Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco at night.
San Francisco at night
Transamerica Pyramid
Coit Tower, San Francisco at night
Coit Tower
Bay Bridge

That night as I stood and admired the Bay Bridge, I made a silent wish — to be able to see the Golden Gate Bridge in all its nighttime glory. And sure enough, a couple of months later, that wish was fulfilled.

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  1. …another beautiful post Divya! Thank you!

  2. nice light and scene 🙂

  3. absolutely stunning views Nambiar!!! it is dreamy, indeed!! you are a brilliant photographer. you know what to click 🙂

  4. Beautiful images. The building in the first image looks very much like a "thin and flat" building I had recently seen in New York 🙂

  5. Wow.. beautiful D 🙂

    • Thanks D. 🙂
      Just how do you come out with different names for different posts, Deepak? My favourite was when 'Jimmy' left a comment on the dogs post. 😀

  6. WOW .. i seriously tell you the first picture we have same building here in uk in birmingham .. the last one is so nice so much light


    • That's cool building right, the first one. Oh and very familiar too, eh? 🙂
      The last one got a little shaken :(. I wish I had a better picture. That bridge looked much, much better that evening.

  7. Excellent night shots!

  8. Wonderful night photography!

  9. Fabulous pictures. You captured the spirit of SFO well.

  10. fab photography !!!

  11. Beautiful pictures DN. You are a very talented photographer as well. 🙂

  12. Some beautiful night photos. Indeed it is charming!

  13. Beautiful captures! Love the second & the last the best!

  14. I haven't been to west coast, I will plan a trip soon. Beautiful shots!

  15. A dreamy city…wanna be there one day! Lovely shots…:))

  16. Beautiful and spectacular images of SFO by night.

  17. Awesome, it was wonderful to look at the city. Wonderful clicks. wanna go back soon.

  18. Thank you. I miss this place!

  19. all the pics are lovely,but the Transamerica Pyramid one taken from that lane looks stunning 🙂 …..great photography

    • Thank yo so much, Saikat. Isn't the Transamerica Pyramid such a stunning building, it does look best at night with all those lights. I love those shots too. 🙂

  20. you do have a thing for having your little wishes coming true. lucky you!
    these photographs are so amazing and i can only imagine how it must have felt for you to see them in real

  21. Wow.. I didn’t know what to compliment more… the beauty of San Francisco, your lovely captures glorifying the city at night, or your wonderful writing which acted as a perfect foil! Wonderful post! 🙂

    • Raj, your visiting this post and leaving a comment is a big compliment in itself. And I am a fan of YOUR writing. I'm dying to know who committed that murder at Sundaram villa 🙂

      Hey Raj, thank you so very much for all the lovely things you said in your comment here. 🙂

  22. You have a lovely travel blog. Nice captures.
    Keep travelling..

  23. I love San Francisco!!! It is my favorite city in the world–I call it my celebrity love city:) The photos are awesome. I love the Golden Gate night shot:) Which building is the first pic? And girls's nite out in SFO–sounds so awesome. I have been mostly alone in this city–I know the drug dens and hidden dance spots:)Need to get gurlfriends to enjoy it the way you have done!
    In btw, I do not think I have come to this blog of yours. It is different….

    • Me too Bhavana; love the city. Celebrity love city? 🙂
      Thank you so much. The last picture in this post is that of the Bay Bridge. Shall put the night shots of Golden Gate Bridge real soon.

      We just had a harmless girls' evening out. A nice long walk after we went to catch some of the Chinese New year parade.
      Drug dens and dance spots? That sounds like fun 😉

      You have been this blog too, Bhavana. I remember seeing your comments on a Winery post and the SuperCroc post too (remember the crocodile that ate dinosaurs?).

    • Oh yes!!! I remember the winery post…hahaha, what I don't remember was if you were drunk after that trip or not!

    • Nope, not drunk. Sadly, tastings don't give me high 🙁

  24. wwo the pics are great. I've been wanting to go to the US and SF since ages now, but somehow land up always in Europe (thats awesome too btw).

    But these images are really compelling…. looks like u had a good time wid ure gal pals.

    • SJ, I do hope you get to see SF sometime. That city does something magical to all who lay eyes on it. You fall completely in love with it. 🙂

      Europe's not bad either. 'I' wish I could see some of Europe soon.

      Thank you so much, SJ.

  25. Thanks for this visual treat , Divya:)

  26. Amazing!! I was in SFO for 1 year… Brought back those wonderful memories.. Thanks for sharing Divya..

  27. Beautiful night watch

    thanks for sharing

  28. absolutely breathtaking pictures…beautiful

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