Weekly Photo Challenge: Pier 7, After Sunset

Pier 7 After Sunset

In San Francisco, the 2015 Fujifilm Global Photo Walk ended at the iconic Pier 7. However, the group that I was with decided to take things slow; we enjoyed the sights and even had dinner at the Ferry Building. While we didn’t stay with the main crowd, we enjoyed something most of them did not stay for: the view of the gorgeous post-sunset sky from the pier. For reference, you can see the Transamerica Pyramid on the left, and Coit Tower on the right. My group was the first to arrive at the photo walk, and the very last to leave! Thanks for the great time, folks! Larger version is viewable here.

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Transamerica Pyramid From Montgomery Street

Transamerica Pyramid From Montgomery Street

Took this en route to Coit Tower last weekend. There are a lot of ways to get up there, but Montgomery Street is the most direct way from Market Street/downtown. Just have to take a lot of stairs and walk through a neighborhood hidden in the hillside…

A Little Lost

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A Little Lost

Whenever I want to explore a new area of the city, I walk for a few miles and make some random turns. Getting a little lost sometimes is not necessarily a bad thing; you come to understand a place better when you have to find your way back. It also helps that San Francisco has plenty of landmarks to keep you oriented. In this case, the Transamerica Pyramid.

The Balclutha

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The Balclutha

Originally built in 1886, the Balclutha is now a National Historic Landmark at Aquatic Park, San Francisco. In the left of the picture, you can see the Transamerica Pyramid in the distance. Hidden on the other side of the ship is a perfect view of Ghirardelli Square.

Pier 7, San Francisco

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Pier 7, San Francisco

Most tourists who come to San Francisco make a beeline for Pier 39. However, there are plenty of other piers worth looking at, especially the relatively quiet Pier 7. Less shopping, more fishing. When you turn back from the water, you’re given a direct line to the Transamerica Pyramid.