Monday, January 31, 2011

Chinatown to the Embarcadero

Weather conditions here had us going straight to and from our appointments without any photo hunting detours. As a result my stash of recent shots suitable for the weekly memes has dried up.

So today I decided to take you on a red trip to San Francisco by way of my archives. These shots are from the fall of 2009. This was my first trip to the city by the bay and I was a tad disappointed. Thanks to a heavy fog in the bay, the entire three days we were there, I never did get see the entire Golden Gate Bridge. Best shot was the one on our sidebar. But, the weather was comfortable and we did see many interesting places. One of my favorites was Chinatown. I loved the noise, smells and bustle of the crowded streets.

I have been in love with the painted ladies near Alamo Square since I first saw them on television decades ago. But, San Francisco has many other styles of architecture besides Victorian and Edwardian . And this is, after all, a post about Red items so you will have to settle for this building on the edge of Chinatown.

We took a bus tour of the city and it seemed no matter where we went we were followed by the city's eyes in the sky.

This last shot was a sculpture I saw at one of the sidewalk booths in the plaza near the Embarcadero.

I am linking this post to Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday.

Mary at "Work of the Poet" hosts Ruby Tuesday. Rednesday is a Wednesday meme hosted by Sue at "It's a Very Cherry World." Both memes are dedicated to the color red. To join the fun or just check out what Red others are excited to share visit Mary and her friends at Ruby Tuesdayand Sue and her friends from Rednesday


  1. They were really great reds. The red building was really sharp looking.

  2. Love those red umbrellas. Super cute photos!
    Reb Flower

  3. Thanks for taking us on that little trip. Very eye-catching reds!

    Carletta's Captures

  4. I would love to see those Painted Ladies some time! And that sculpture is pretty spectacular!
    Happy REDnesday!

  5. Hi Rita,
    Thanks for sharing the pictures of SF. That city is on my list of places to visit one day.:o)
    Hope your fairing well with the nasty weather.
    The Tattered Tassel

  6. San Francisco is really a cool city and I love your archival pictures! Takes me back too.

    I read recently that Chinese New Year is coming up, it is the Yeara of the Rabbit, whatever that means. Anyway, wouldn't it be fun to be in Chinatown for that celebration?.

  7. Well, I, for one, am glad you dug through your archives! That building looks fantastic in red - really makes a statement! I especially love the pic of the paper umbrellas and lanterns - so pretty!


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