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Pier 39 | When the lights come on

Pier 39 is a touristy and full-of-life area in San Francisco, California. This is a great place to go for an evening stroll, buy San Francisco-souvenirs and chocolates, go...
Pier 39 at night

Pier 39 is a touristy and full-of-life area in San Francisco, California. This is a great place to go for an evening stroll, buy San Francisco-souvenirs and chocolates, go window shopping, eat some shrimp, Fish n’ Chips or Clam Chowder and watch the seals or the boats come in after a long day of sailing in the San Francisco Bay. Let me show you a bit of Pier 39 at night.

By the way, Pier 39 also gives you views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and Alcatraz. So late in the evening you see the bridges’ lights and even the beacon from Alcatraz’s lighthouse. (I wish had decent pictures of them to show you. )

The Sunday before last, I spent an evening at this pier and left there only when the crowds began thinning. Here are some pictures from Pier 39 ‘after all the lights came on’:

Pier 39 at night
Pier 39 at night
Pier 39 at night
Pier 39 at night
Pier 39 at night
Outside the Bubba Gump on Pier 39
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  • Stephanie Robinson
    3 November 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Ah it looks great – I loved our visit there when we were in San Fran. Happy Days! 🙂 #ourworldtuesday

    • dNambiar
      3 November 2015 at 9:36 pm

      It's a fun place. I've been there several times but it was my first time there late in the evening. It was great. And the (lit) bridges looked great from there.
      Thank you for coming by, Stephanie. 🙂

  • Jeannie Marie
    3 November 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I always love to see photos from San Francisco. I grew up nearby in Concord but never got enough of the city.

    • dNambiar
      3 November 2015 at 9:59 pm

      I know exactly what you mean, Jeannie. No matter how many times I visit San Francisco, I just cannot get enough of it (too). 🙂
      I love SF.

  • Photo Cache
    3 November 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Despite being crowded and chaotic, I love the vibe and the views.

    • dNambiar
      3 November 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Gosh yes! It is only getting crowded around here. Interestingly, all that is not stealing SF's charm. 🙂

  • Andrea
    4 November 2015 at 2:16 am

    It is so very much alive at night, the views and culture emanating from the area is amazing!

  • Andrea
    4 November 2015 at 2:17 am

    It is so very much alive at night, the views and culture emanating from the area is amazing!

    • dNambiar
      4 November 2015 at 9:09 pm

      It is. A vibrant place.
      The views towards the bay is amazing.

  • rupam sarma
    4 November 2015 at 6:53 am

    Great clicks

    • dNambiar
      4 November 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you, Rupam. 🙂

  • Prasad Np
    4 November 2015 at 7:29 am

    There is something magical about pictures clicked after dark..

    • dNambiar
      4 November 2015 at 9:54 pm

      There is and when it's a place as vibrant as this, it's like taking home a little bit of the energy. Sadly I couldn't do justice to the lights on the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, both of which, are visible from here. And part of the city. The pictures from the DSLR and my phone were really sad ones :(.

  • Bikram
    4 November 2015 at 12:24 pm

    That looks like a happening place for sure 🙂 thank you for sharing lovely pics

    Bikram's

    • dNambiar
      4 November 2015 at 9:54 pm

      It is Bikram. When are you coming this side?

  • Arti
    4 November 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Lovely pictures, Divya! I really love the atmosphere that you have captured here, the lights look so brilliant as well 🙂

    • dNambiar
      4 November 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Hey Arti,
      Thank you. Nice to know that. And thank you for leaving a comment for me.
      Hey it was nice seeing your pic with Archana (at BNLF) 🙂

  • swati bassi
    6 November 2015 at 9:21 am

    Lively pics, very well captured by you. 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 November 2015 at 3:33 am

      It is a very happy and lively place.
      Thank you, Swati. 🙂

  • Leena Walawalkar
    7 November 2015 at 8:19 am

    I've got to take photography tips from you! Lovely clicks dear 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 November 2015 at 3:35 am

      Believe me Leena this place looks so much better than it does in the pics.
      It's a happening area with lots of people lots of light and the cold SF air. 🙂

      Thank you so much, Leena. I hope you are having a good weekend. 🙂

  • Indrani
    7 November 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Nice sights framed. I liked the atmosphere in them.

    • dNambiar
      8 November 2015 at 3:35 am

      It one of those places that look best with lots of people in there. 🙂

  • Chaitali Bhattacharjee
    7 November 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Lively and interesting….lovely clicks too.

    • dNambiar
      8 November 2015 at 3:36 am

      That, it is.
      Thank you so much, Chaitali. 🙂

  • Maitreni Mishra
    7 November 2015 at 9:29 pm

    The place oozing out such good vibes… 🙂 Great pictures dear!

    • dNambiar
      8 November 2015 at 3:36 am

      Nice to know that you feel the energy.
      Thank you, Maitreni. 🙂

  • Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
    8 November 2015 at 7:49 am

    Looks great! Nice and fun and lively. For a moment I was thinking why are there socks in a stock market, till I read sock market. 🙂

    • dNambiar
      11 November 2015 at 4:04 pm

      It is a fun place.
      Haha!
      I thought that was such a clever name for a shop. Isn't it?

      Thank for coming by, Subhodeep.

  • R Niranjan Das
    8 November 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Looks beautiful. Love such street shops. Nice one, Nambiare!

    • dNambiar
      11 November 2015 at 4:06 pm

      It's a fun place. Even with those crowds.

  • Arun Prasadh
    9 November 2015 at 1:00 am

    Beautiful low light captures.

    • dNambiar
      11 November 2015 at 4:07 pm

      That's all I could manage.
      On the other side of these buildings were city lights and lights on two iconic bridges of the city. Sadly they didn't turn out too well. 🙁

      Thanks Arun. 🙂

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