February Photo Walk Aquatic Park to Hyde St Pier to Pier 39 And Back

We parked at Aquatic Park, and I walked to Pier 39 and back while my loved provided beautiful busking saxophone melodies for me.

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A long title for a long walk. Won’t you come join us? We parked at Aquatic Park, and I walked to Pier 39 and back while my loved provided beautiful busking saxophone melodies for me. Since my walk took me too far from him, a few other buskers had to help serenade me as well.

I may have gotten carried away with the photos on this photo walk. Is that possible? It took forever to process these, but I finally finished. There were so many that I broke them down into categories, by interest, for you.

Here are the street scene shots, for the people lovers, tourist, and street photographers. See the whole collection here.

Here are the sea lions shots from Pier 39. Yea, I got carried away. Are you obsessed with furry adorable marine life too? This collection is for you. See them all here.

Of course I found flowers. Flowers must be my spirit guides. I get utterly lost in them. So, naturally there are more flowers than just about anything. So flowers float your boat too? Here’s the collection for you.

What’s that you say? You’re a brave soul with a few minutes to spare and you want to see the whole collection? Well bless your heart! Here it is!

A Special Treat At Palace of Fine Art

Wait for it…See a magical busking experience!

On my last photo walk I came across a wonderful sight. Watch this video of a fantastic busker (which my video did not do justice to) to see something magical. Wait for it.

Wait for it……
Wasn’t that wonderful?

No seeds; just the music.

Exploring Hyde Street Pier

Wildlife, buskers, trollies, and even some mayhem! Come explore Hyde Street Pier with me!

Today I want to invite you to share an exploration of Hyde Street Pier. Rain or shine this is a colorful journey. Come see.

But wait there’s more! Wildlife, buskers, trollies, and even some mayhem!

Explore the entire gallery here

Buskers And The Grant Avenue Music Scene

Perhaps the best kept secret of the City, a tiny New Orleans vibe on the West Coast: Grant Avenue.

In the heart of San Francisco, between Maiden Lane and The Chinatown Gate hides a thriving sweet little neighborhood. Perhaps the best kept secret of the City, a tiny New Orleans vibe on the West Coast:  Grant Avenue.  Come to Post Street and Grant Avenue, where artisans of every form converge to offer fine dining, art galleries, iconic fashion boutiques. . . and more. 
Strolling through the neighborhood you’ll find interesting people, beautiful eclectic architecture, historical landmarks, Kiosk Museums and all the best shopping.


…As the shops begin to close and the restaurants prepare for their dinner rush, the streets come alive with another art – music!  Jazz, blues, classics, old and new fill the night air as locals and travelers alike come out to enjoy the festive vibes and beautiful night displays.  Brings cash to tip the musicians, as it is customary, especially if you’d like to film or photograph them.  Tip them, thank them and show appreciation, of course, but try not to distract them from providing music for everyone.  

Above Saxophonist: James Gleason Find him on facebook:  www.facebook.com/james.gleason.14  (jamesgleasonlive) Hear him play here. Scroll down; videos are at the bottom of the gallery.


Strolling from dinner to the pub or  back to the hotel is so beautiful, there is no need for a Lyft.  Of course they are easy to find, and a parking garage is conveniently on the same block too.


Grant Avenue is a special treat for those who love the character of a quaint village, the fashion of New York, and the soul of New Orleans.  

Next time you’re in San Francisco, will I see you on Grant Ave?  

See the entire gallery and watch some videos of the music here

A Walk To Clement Street

We’re going up to Clement Street, do you want to come? We’ll come back through Mountain Lake Park. The early bloomers are already showing up on the trees. Let’s go see what we find.

We’re going up to Clement Street, do you want to come? We’ll come back through Mountain Lake Park. The early bloomers are already showing up on the trees. Let’s go see what we find.

Here are a few pictures of our walk. Click on the gallery to see the full sized images.

See all the images from our walk to Clement Street here. Thanks for looking!