San Francisco after dark

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...
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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62 Comments on this post.
  • AmitAag
    8 June 2012 at 9:42 am

    …another beautiful post Divya! Thank you!

    • dNambiar
      8 June 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Amit. You just might get to see more pictures of this city. I can't get enough of San Francisco.

  • joshi daniel
    8 June 2012 at 9:44 am

    nice light and scene 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 June 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you so much, Joshi. I wish I could take pictures like you. 🙂

  • debajyoti
    8 June 2012 at 9:46 am

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

    • dNambiar
      8 June 2012 at 5:42 pm

      haha!! Thank you so much, Deb, I'm trying. 🙂
      I love the city of San Francisco, Deb.

  • sunil deepak
    8 June 2012 at 11:51 am

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

    • dNambiar
      8 June 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks Doc. Looks interesting, right? I enjoyed all your New York pictures. In fact I like all that you put up on Chayachitrakar. 🙂

  • D
    8 June 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Wow.. beautiful D 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 June 2012 at 5:54 pm

      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. 😀

  • Bikramjit
    8 June 2012 at 2:29 pm

    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


    • dNambiar
      8 June 2012 at 6:00 pm

      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.

  • umashankar
    8 June 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Excellent night shots!

    • dNambiar
      8 June 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks USP, I did my best.
      But I know there's room for improvement. Your suggestions are welcome 🙂

  • magiceye
    9 June 2012 at 12:46 am

    Wonderful night photography!

    • dNambiar
      10 June 2012 at 4:16 am

      Thank you Deepak. The last one got a little messed up, tho' :(.

  • Rachna
    9 June 2012 at 2:25 am

    Fabulous pictures. You captured the spirit of SFO well.

    • dNambiar
      10 June 2012 at 4:17 am

      Thanks Rachna. Your post on your boys was a very cute one. 🙂

  • TTT
    9 June 2012 at 10:12 am

    fab photography !!!

    • dNambiar
      10 June 2012 at 4:18 am

      Thank you Tangy Tomato Twist 🙂

  • Akshay Kumar G
    9 June 2012 at 11:58 am

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

    • dNambiar
      10 June 2012 at 4:19 am

      🙂 Thank you Akshay.

  • Abhinav
    9 June 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Some beautiful night photos. Indeed it is charming!

    • dNambiar
      10 June 2012 at 4:20 am

      Thanks Abhinav. I could take a few tips from you. 🙂

  • Deepa Gopal Sunil
    9 June 2012 at 7:24 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      10 June 2012 at 4:27 am

      Thanks Deepa. I too love those warm shades in the second one.

  • Saru Singhal
    9 June 2012 at 7:54 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      10 June 2012 at 4:28 am

      Saru please do. You'll love San Francisco. 🙂
      Thank you, Saru.

  • panchalibolchi
    10 June 2012 at 5:54 am

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

    • dNambiar
      11 June 2012 at 7:21 pm

      It's one lovely city, Panchali. Thank you so much.

  • R.Ramakrishnan
    10 June 2012 at 6:07 am

    Beautiful and spectacular images of SFO by night.

    • dNambiar
      11 June 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Thank you Mr. Ramakrishnan.

  • Spontaneous Mini
    10 June 2012 at 8:59 am

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

    • dNambiar
      11 June 2012 at 7:25 pm

      🙂 It's a city you fall in love with, right? Is that a shot of SF right on top of your book blog?

  • Nona
    10 June 2012 at 9:51 am

    Thank you. I miss this place!

    • dNambiar
      11 June 2012 at 7:30 pm

      I remember your telling me that you were in SF for a while. Now that's a city you're likely to miss! I'll keep putting up pictures, ok 🙂

  • saikat mbka ghosh
    10 June 2012 at 3:54 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      11 June 2012 at 7:32 pm

      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. 🙂

  • Sujatha Sathya
    12 June 2012 at 6:46 am

    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

    • dNambiar
      13 June 2012 at 1:36 am

      Isn't that cool, Sujatha? That way, I get to show you these places 🙂
      Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Raj
    13 June 2012 at 1:03 am

    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! 🙂

    • dNambiar
      13 June 2012 at 1:39 am

      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. 🙂

  • R Niranjan Das
    13 June 2012 at 7:29 am
    • dNambiar
      13 June 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you Niranjan. Welcome to Tipsy from the trip. I see you've joined my league of followers. I'll try not to disappoint you. 🙂

  • Bhavana
    13 June 2012 at 7:53 am

    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….

    • dNambiar
      13 June 2012 at 9:53 pm

      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?).

    • Bhavana
      22 June 2012 at 4:39 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      25 June 2012 at 6:23 pm

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

  • SJ
    14 June 2012 at 3:22 am

    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.

    • dNambiar
      15 June 2012 at 1:22 am

      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.

  • Rahul Bhatia
    14 June 2012 at 6:19 am

    Thanks for this visual treat , Divya:)

    • dNambiar
      15 June 2012 at 1:23 am

      My pleasure, Mr. Bhatia.
      I do get joy out of sharing these places with you. Thank you for coming by again.

  • Arun
    16 June 2012 at 11:33 am

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

    • dNambiar
      16 June 2012 at 6:41 pm

      I'm sure you loved the city, Arun. Are there SF posts on Payana?

      Thank you. And you're welcome. Where's your next trip to?

  • Krishna
    17 June 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Beautiful night watch

    thanks for sharing

    • dNambiar
      20 June 2012 at 12:03 am

      My pleasure 🙂
      Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.

  • jaish_vats
    19 June 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Awesome Shots!

    • dNambiar
      20 June 2012 at 12:03 am

      Thank you so much, Jaish. 🙂

  • alka narula
    24 June 2012 at 10:21 am

    absolutely breathtaking pictures…beautiful

    • dNambiar
      25 June 2012 at 6:17 pm

      Thank you so much, Alka.

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