Hike From Bakers Beach To The Golden Gate Bridge

Posted in Photography on September 28, 2014 by Giaskyler

The path is used by people to exercise and to walk along the beach. It stretches all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge.

It is a walk with breathtaking views that I recommend to anyone who is planning to visit San Francisco.

 

 

Baker Beach, San Francisco

Posted in Photography on September 21, 2014 by Giaskyler

Baker Beach was my favorite part of the trip. The beach was breathtaking.

It took us some time to get there (we had to change buses and then walk little bit), but it was worth the effort. From the beach there is an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Interesting thing was, when I was looking at the ocean to my left was gloomy and foggy and to my right, past the bridge, I could see beautiful sun and blue skies.

My sister and I walked along the beach where people and animals played. You can watch sail boats and container ships passing by. The closer to the bridge, the brighter it got.

Also at the end of Baker Beach we noticed some naked people, laying in the sand on this  cold windy day. Turned out, this part was…for nudists! So yeah, we had a view ;)

 

Full House

Posted in Photography on September 14, 2014 by Giaskyler

My sister and I loved TV show “Full House”.

While watching it we imagined ourselves sitting on the grass like the Tanner family did at the beginning of each episode. It was my sister`s request to find the location of this scene while in San Francisco.

Of course we sat on the grass and  took photos.

P.S. In the background of the houses is the view of the city. It was a great bonus we were did not know about until we got there.

 

 

 

Chinatown – San Francisco

Posted in Photography on September 7, 2014 by Giaskyler

Chinatown was located just a short walk away from our hotel.

This place looks amazing, especially at night.

I could not stop staring at the beautiful orange lanterns hanging above the main street.

San Francisco – The List Is Now Complete!

Posted in Photography on August 31, 2014 by Giaskyler

This summer, my sister and I completed our “to go” list we made many years ago, a decade ago to be exact.
Last stop: San Francisco.

We have friends who used to live in San Francisco and gave us helpful tips about the city. They also warned us it can get cold and windy over there.

What we knew about San Francisco? It`s foggy and has beautiful bridge called Golden Gate. This about sums it up.
Little did we know, that we are gonna fall in love.

The city welcomed us with fog and very cold temperature. We anticipated this and packed warm clothes, but did not expect it to be THAT COLD! It was middle of the day so we decided not to waist time. After settling in our hotel, dressing warmly, getting quick bite to eat, we were off to explore.

In 5 days we were able to see: Chinatown, Fisherman`s Wharf (and seals of course), Baker Beach, Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Sausalito, Alcatraz Island and many more. We even found time to go to Napa Valley and Sonoma for some wine tasting.

It was foggy and gloomy most of the trip, with sun trying to peak out here and there (you can see it well on the first photo, where around the harbor you see some sun and the rest of the city is covered in fog). One thing I was sure about was the quality of the pictures. This was, according to my photography teacher, the best weather to take photos. After the rain and fog gives you sharper and more intense colors.

The last day warm sun came up and as beautiful as the city still was, it was missing mystery that fog added to it. My sister and I totally agreed on that, after comparing foggy vs sunny day photos.

 The city made a lasting impression both on me and my sister. We ate amazing food, saw beautiful places and made some friends along the way.

 For the next few weeks my posts will be from this very trip. I hope you will enjoy it.

 First: Twin Peaks.

Twin Peaks is a viewing point I knew about from reading one person`s blog. The guy promised it will be worth seeing and he wasn`t lying. It was one of my favorite spots. Maybe the city view wasn`t perfect (it would show the whole city and harbor if sunny) but this way, I feel, I was able to capture it`s character. I loved it and would stay there longer, if not for the chilli and strong wind. Plus, it was getting late.

 

Twisted Beauty

Posted in Photography on August 24, 2014 by Giaskyler

Summer Fun

Posted in Photography on August 17, 2014 by Giaskyler

Summer pleasures can be as simple as playing with chalk on the driveway.

Instead a small piece of paper, you have huge space to just create and let your imagination run wild.

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