Streets of San Francisco

Well we have reached the penultimate day of the January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares, which  is all about ____light. That’s words ending in light. So if you want to join in best be quick!

Headlights and Brake-lights

Another photo from the streets of San Francisco. This time I stepped out into the middle of the road to take this shot on California Street (don’t worry I waited until the traffic had stopped at the lights down below) aiming for an iconic cable car image, but we have headlights, brake-lights, streetlights and traffic-lights too.

Headlight (noun) = Headlamps are also often called headlights, but in the most precise usage, headlamp is the term for the device itself and headlight is the term for the beam of light produced and distributed by the device.

brake-lights (noun) = Illuminated brake-lights indicate your car is slowing down or has stopped, giving other cars — in daylight, dim light or darkness — plenty of time to stop so they don’t crash into you.

January Squares | Day Thirty

Headlight

The new January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares,  is all about ____light. That’s words ending in light. In this often dull month light of any kind is what we all need to lift our spirits as we wait impatiently for spring to begin. Click on the link to find out more.

Headlight

This is one of the beautiful historic streetcars that move around San Francisco, this one I believe is from Milan. There are several and they are all gorgeous and I loved to ride on them when staying in SF as we always stayed in Fisherman’s Wharf area where many of these streetcars go to. I can’t believe that I have never published a post about these beauties, something I need to rectify.

Headlight (noun) = Headlamps are also often called headlights, but in the most precise usage, headlamp is the term for the device itself and headlight is the term for the beam of light produced and distributed by the device.

So here we have not only headlamps, but also a few headlights! (And even a couple of traffic-lights in the background)

January Squares | Day Twenty-Three

postcard from america

This is farewell to my series of postcards from America. I shall leave you with one last view of the iconic Bay bridge as depicted on one of the lovely Heart installations in Union Square. 

It won’t however be farewell to posts about my USA trips as I still have several ideas and photos that have yet to be published.

 

postcard from america

Sunset over Hyde Street Pier San Francisco

People don’t often associate San Francisco with beaches, but there are some around. One of the reasons I like to stay in Fisherman’s Wharf is the fact that I can go down to the beach at sunset and see the colours over the bay. The historic ships at Hyde Street Pier add to the atmosphere. 

postcard from america

Whenever we visited San Francisco we always stayed at the Argonaut hotel down in Fisherman’s Wharf. I liked it there. I loved that we were close to the waters of San Francisco bay and easy transport links including the Powell and Hyde Streets Cable Car. The turnaround for this route was just around the corner from the hotel so we could always get a seat on this iconic form of transport.