Weekly Photo Challenge: Ghirardelli Cable Cars

Ghirardelli Cable Cars

This week’s challenge calls for symbols, and here are two of the most prominent ones in San Francisco: Ghirardelli Chocolate and cable cars. Both have a rich and storied history in the city, and are two of the many things people associate with it. I’ll admit that the desserts are delicious, if overpriced due to brand recognition. As for cable cars, well…they’re over-hyped. They’re limited to very specific areas of the city, the tickets are expensive, and the lines are ridiculous. I’ve rode one only once from Aquatic Park to Powell Street, after which I realized it’d be faster for me to walk/hike the route instead of waiting. Once of my great uncles was an architect for Ghirardelli Square, so I find it somewhat interesting. This photo, however, was taken at the mini-store within the depths of the Westfield downtown. Large versions also available here and here.

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Lime And Lemon

Lime And Lemon

Just a brief glimpse of an evening Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta…Large version available here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Round Of Drinks

A Round Of Drinks

This week’s challenge calls for something colorful, and I recalled something I saw in Mexico. Taking a Puerto Vallarta city tour all day will make anyone thirsty. Not surprisingly, the restaurant I stopped at had these drinks stylishly on display. I don’t drink, so I settled for bottled water! Large version available here.

The Bamboo Whisperer

The Bamboo Whisperer

I came across the Bamboo Whisperer’s tent during the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco this weekend. These are just a few of the decorations that were on display. Each symbol translates to something different in Japanese. Large version available here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds, Or: Peking Bazaar, San Francisco

Peking Bazaar

This week’s challenge calls for the Rule of Thirds, so I thought I’d use a shot of one of Chinatown’s most famous landmarks.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry, Or: St. Benedict’s Painted Church

St. Benedict's Painted Church

This week’s photo challenge calls for symmetry. I’ve already posted nearly all of my symmetrical photos, so I was at a loss as to which to use. Then I remember this shot I took of the beautiful interior of St. Benedict’s Painted Church in Captain Cook, Hawaii. Large version available here.

A Word A Week/Fun Foto Challenge – Technology, Wheels, And Rusty Gears

Maui Tropical Plantation Gears

Just a bit of old technology for this week’s word challenge. And for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge as well! Taken at the Maui Tropical Plantation.