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 window shopping, eat some shrimp, Fish n’ Chips or Clam Chowder and watch the seals or the boats come in after… Read>>

Monday Mural(s): Found in San Francisco

Tipsy from the TRIP is going to be linking to the meme Monday Mural from this week onwards. It looks like there are several pictures of paintings-on-the wall in the travel albums. To  start with, here are some San Francisco murals: Artist: Bill Weber [billwebermuralist.com] I looked up some info on… Read>>

Trying to catch the Bay Lights

Bay Lights on the Bay Bridge Bay Bridge The Bay Bridge is one of the bridges that runs across the San Francisco Bay in California. This bridge that connects East Bay to West Bay runs between the cities of San Francisco and Oakland. Since 2013, this busy double-deck bridge has had… Read>>

OurWorld: Greek and Roman touch to San Francisco

  Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. That is what this exquisite piece of art is called. This structure, which takes inspiration from Greek and Roman architecture was originally built for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915. It continues to give San Francisco a Greek and Roman touch.  Today, the… Read>>

Golden Gate Bridge Dressed in fog

Sometimes the adjective is Majestic, sometimes simply Splendid. When I saw the Golden Gate Bridge dressed in mist on a midsummer day, the word was just ‘Gorgeous.’ Yes, midsummer. It was one mid day, in the middle of California’s summer of 2012 that I got to see the Golden Gate Bridge fog.… Read>>

Earth Quake at San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences

Earthquakes and California have a long and remarkable history together. California is North America’s Earthquake capital and San Francisco, California’s. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, we have more reasons to worry if we don’t get our regular doses of tremors for the year. The Bay Area is rich… Read>>

Cherry Blossoms at the Japanese Tea Garden

I remember the first time I saw Cherry Blossoms; it was in my mind’s eye. I was reading Memoirs of a Geisha and Arthur Golden (the author) had created such a beautiful picture with words that when I saw the movie of the same name a few years later, it… Read>>

Japanese Tea Garden – II (Features and Symbolism)

If you have ever been to a Japanese Garden, chances are that you will recognise one the next time you see one, just about anywhere. With their signature bridges, lanterns and Koi ponds, these gardens have ‘Japanese’ written all over them. The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco also showcases Japanese… Read>>