Travelog (Day 10) – San Francisco on Foot

After the Bay Cruise, I thought about taking a city tour by bus or cable car. Instead I decided to simply walk because the weather was so great. So I fished out my map and started walking. Now San Francisco is built on hills. So walking can be quite a challenge. But I believe walking around a city gives you a much better sense of the place rather than taking a bus tour and stopping at pretty tourist points. Here are some pictures. Click the images for larger views.

San Francisco has streets that run right across the city while negotiating the hills. Pretty unique. I have never some across a city like this before.

An old man shooting hoops.

This street is so steep that the side walk is actually one huge staircase.

The Transamerica Pyramid, the tallest building in San Francisco. I asked if they let tourists up to get a view of the city. Too bad they don’t.

Not sure what this is.