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Slow tales for the hasty mind

The hillsides and full houses of San Francisco

It’s one of those American cities you just need to visit once in your life. If only for a day. The summer of love may have been long gone – exactly 50 years – and prices of property may be skyrocketing due to the ever expanding Silicon Valley, but the glitter and upbeat feel is still in the air for those who want to see and experience it. 

Every neighbourhood has its own microclimate and therefore there’s some for everyone in this area. Watch the seals around Pier 39, eat a clam chowder around Embarcadero, cycle it up to the Golden Gate, listen to The Wave Organ in the Marina district, watch how the dog walkers handle their ten dogs at Chrissy Field, enjoy the view from Russian Hill, eat an ice cream at Swensen’s, drink a beer (secretly) at Washington Square, take pictures of the tortuous Lombard St., meet the Warhol’s, Kahlo’s and Matisse’s at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, climb the steps of Telegraph Hill, gaze at the Transamerica pyramid in The City, enjoy the mythical tales at Alcatraz, watch a baseball game at the AT&T stadion, order some dim sum in China Town and take the boat to Oakland at the end of the day (downtown lodging is way too expensive!)

These pictures where taken during some bright September days. You might recognise some icons and famous streets, if not – the captions tell you where to find them! 

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