A view looking towards Telegraph Hill.
It was a fresh end-of-April spring day in San Francisco when I explored the area around Telegraph Hill. This was my first trip to the fair Californian city. Much of it looked familiar to me as topography and architecture was not unlike that from my city of birth, Wellington, New Zealand. I happily walked up and down the very steep streets, taking photographs along the way. Seeing a place for the first time has a very special magic.
I was reminded of Wellington…
…and the port of Lyttleton near Christchurch.
Street art dogs. Is this what the sign “curb your dog” means?
Ahh – the drama of a well-placed stop sign.
Looking back across to where I took the first photo in this post (at the top of the page).
street-scape with yellow crossing
A view from the top of Telegraph Hill with Golden Gate bridge in the distance.
Australian bottle brush with the tower behind.
My first EVER sighting of a hummingbird.
I spent ages watching these gorgeous birds…
…and trying to get photos of them…
…which wasn’t an easy thing to achieve!
At some stage I took a tram – or was it a street-car? I like the retro-design.
I was determined to see a group of elegant Victorian houses known as the Painted Ladies. More steep climbing!
Painted Ladies with blossom 1.
Painted Ladies with blossom 2.
The cable cars were wonderful. I felt like Noddy in ToyTown.
Finally, back into the city where my hotel was.