Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Twin Peaks, San Francisco

Twin Peaks has a breath-taking view of San Francisco. The night we drove up there, the fog was so heavy. We got lost on the way up and stopped for directions. The locals laughed at us for thinking we were going up there for a view. Boy, were they wrong!

Similar to the Coit Tower, local legend suggests that the Twin Peaks represent portions of a woman's anatomy. There are lots of photos here.

Here's the wikipedia page.

Here's Windows Live Local Bird's Eye View. You may have to work around a little to get a clear view of both peaks.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Everybody knows about Alcatraz. It's been a lighthouse, then a military fortification, then a military prison followed by a federal prison until 1963, when it became a national recreation area. It was occupied by American Indians in 1969. Here's the wikipedia page.

I couldn't resist including Microsoft's Windows Live Local bird's eye view.

Don't miss the last boat off in the afternoon.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Scoma's, San Francisco

My favorite restaurant in San Francisco is Scoma's out on Pier 47. Here's their web site.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Coit Tower is atop Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. It was built at the request of Lillie Hitchcock Coit from a gift from her estate. Legend has it that it was designed to look like a fire hose nozzle (or something else of a fireman's anatomy).

The wikipedia article is here.