San Francisco Infrared

Choices

Choices

Among the ships seen here at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park are the square-rigged Balclutha, the ferry Eureka, the steam powered tug Eppleton Hall and the schooner C.A Thayer.

 

Streetcar

Streetcar

In addition to the famous cable cars, San Francisco has a fleet street cars. This one is a PPC style car painted in the livery of Cincinnati Ohio. Other cars are from Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Italy and Endland, as well as dozens of other U.S. cities. In addition to just being a great sight, at $2 they are a welcome relief after a lot of walking.

 

Madonna

Madonna

This sculpture in the Fort Mason area is by famed sculptor Benny Bufano. It's very similar to one of his most famous pieces called Peace.


Thanks to Janet Bongiovanni for the tip on this one.

 

Coit Tower

Coit Tower

The 210 foot tower was commissioned by Lillie Hitchcock Coit in 1933 to beautify the city she loved.

 

Diamond T

Diamond T

This 1934 Diamond T fire truck was purchased new to support the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary famously known as The Rock. It was left behind in very poor condition when the prison closed in 1963. It was beautifully restored by Nevada prison inmates and returned to Alcatraz in 2003.

 

Cruising to Alcatraz

Cruising to Alcatraz