Sunday, May 8, 2011

Blue Monday, That's My World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday, Watery Wednesday / San Francisco, Calfifornia USA

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The "Rocket Boat" speeds past Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
This boat isn't for me but I sure liked watching it!

Alcatraz is 1.5 miles from the Wharf area of San Francisco.
It has been a light house, a military prison and a penitentiary over the years.
Now, it's a great tourist attraction.

...and, of course a trip to San Francisco is incomplete without a bridge!
I can't believe I didn't get a shot of the Golden Gate!
Sinful, to say the least!
This is the Oakland Bay Bridge as we drove into the city from the east side of the bay.
It was a girls' road trip...such fun!
Thank you, Candi and Sally!
You 2 ROCK!

30 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, I love the bridge shot.

James said...

Beautiful shots and it sounds like you had a great time! I also love your photos for Watery Wednesday and Weekend Reflections. Lol you think you are sinful? I lived in the Bay Area for over four years and I don't have any picture of the Golden Gate Bridge or any other landmark. :(




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Mona said...

Wow, love all the photos! Hope you can visit me back!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful pictures...love the boat and the bridge!

SmilingSally said...

I love those blues!

Happy Blue Monday, Carolyn.

Kim, USA said...

I saw the movie Alcatraz I was very young then. I didn't know the place really existed. Nice shot!

The Barn

Martha Z said...

You may have missed the Golden Gate but you gave us a great view of the Bay Bridge.

Photo Cache said...

the bay bridge is equally photogenic.

LV said...

Many years ago, I visited this city. We made a lot of different points of interest, but never made to Alcatraz

Al said...

Excellent shots. I love San Francisco, I could happily live there if I could afford it.

Sylvia K said...

Looks like you had a terrific trip! I love SF and Alcatraz is a spooky, but fascinating place! Your bridge shot is superb! All of your photos are wonderful as always, Carolyn! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Genie said...

I really like your shot of the bridge...a great perspective. When I look at photos of it from a distance, I do not get the feeling that this shot presents. Just seeing the picture of the aging Alcatraz makes me s bit squirmy. It is a scary place.

chubskulit said...

I always love bridge photos, yours is gorgeous!

Please drop by at my BLUE, when you have time. Thanks!

kmoyama said...

Wow! These photos remind me of my trip to San Fransico. I really enjoyed Alcatraz Lunch Cruise. Seems you also enjoyed San Francisco with you friends.

Kay L. Davies said...

A girls' road trip. It's been a long time, but I remember being in San Francisco on a girls' road trip in early 1989. It is a lot of fun, isn't it?
Great shot of the rocket boat passing Alcatraz.
I've never had any desire to visit Alcatraz, however, but there WAS a movie with Sean Connery ...of course, anything with Sean Connery is wonderful. LOL
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty! My Ruby Tuesday please come and see.

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful shots.

Happy RT!

Mine's here.

J Bar said...

Top shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

lina@happy family said...

The bridge shot is awesome!

rebecca said...

i lived in mendocino for nine beautiful years...you have taken me so close to home!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful area! so besides leaving your heart, you left a picture op -- you'll just HAVE to go back soon. (Oh, how awful ;>)))))

fjÀllripan said...

Beautiful photos! especially the one of the bridge! :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Intriguing photos! Really loved the splendid view of Alcatraz!

snowwhite said...

I'm sure you had an enjoyable day!
I do love the photo of Alcatraz Island which sounds familiar to me because of that popular movie.

Husband and I visited San Francisco
on honeymoon decades ago. We never forget its deep high blue sky.

Have a nice day!

caite said...

great pictures!

Ladynred said...

These are beautiful shots. I love the water!
Watery Wednesday

Ms. Becky said...

I'm loving the shot of the bridge. it soars.

gengen said...

Nice shot..Happy WW!

Luna Miranda said...

i visited The Rock a few years ago during one of my visits in San Francisco. it sure made an impression.:p i love your first photo.

fRANK d said...

I guess there is no place in the world quite like San Fran