A look at San Francisco (1)
San Francisco are one of those few cities that you can go around without having a car.
I didn't like its night, but I was impressed with its morning. ^_^
Now, let me give you a short tour with my pictures...
Rows of buildings on both sides of long straight streets was my first impression on it.
Some of these streets are actually steep rolling hills. This pictures show San Francisco cable car system in operation. It is the world's last permanently operational manually-operated cable car system, and is now an icon of the city of San Francisco.
Their low speed, small service area and premium fares for single rides make these cable cars primarily a tourist attraction.
Look like a drawing, don't you think so? ;)
If you ask those who live in San Francisco, they will tell you one of the reason they love this city is because of the Victorian buildings.
Even the more modern buildings in this city are old if compared to L.A.
"Wooden" building. Ha! These are actually wooden tiles coating the building. Some of the tiles have peeled off.
It does not matter what type of buildings, you will see Rainbow Flags here and there.
I was really amazed with the parking skill of residents in San Francisco. Parking you car nicely on such a steep slope definitely not an easy work for me.
Imagine walking up and down this stair everyday, I am sure I will burnt off all my calories in one year. :P
I wish I could have a big bowling ball and rolled those car down like the pins. Tee hee hee...
Staying in one of these historical hotels must be very expensive. Hehe... fish fish don't even dare to think about it now. Maybe when I start to earn a good fortune. :P
Strangely, I enjoyed looking up the wall of these buildings. They were such attractions for me.
Oh yes, such a city will not complete without a Chinatown!
In fact, San Francisco's Chinatown is one of U.S.'s largest Chinatowns. It is also the oldest Chinatown, established in 1850. Malaysia is just a toddler compare to this age. Woolala~~~
Kongsi building - this is so Chinese.
Fresh market street. This is very Chinese too.
"Nicely decoreated" vehicle, this is not Chinese.
Errrrr... big hunk sitting down reading newspaper while begging for dollar? You tell me this is what style.
All these were found easily in San Francisco's Chinatown. ;)
Bought some Chinese BBQ pork ribs.
No good. Too hard and sweet.
Luckily, there was another totally different neighbourhood next to Chinatown.
Little ITALY!! See the flag on the pod? This is a good sign to tell you that you are in the area.
Very different from Chinatown. It was a quiet and relaxing morning. I enjoyed the atmosphere.
We decided to get our proper breakfast in this silent neighbourhood. We bought a pack of freshly sliced Prosciutto di Parma and a rustic roll from one of the Italian grocery and started to have our breakfast outside the stores. :P
The Prosciutto was awesome. Wrap a few of these thin layers around the roll...
... and pop inside your mouth just like this Zhi Lian Kuang Mr. Food Guide.
Mmmm~~~ the way how the fat of the prosciutto slowly melted inside my mouth was sinfully irresistible.
It went great with the roll. Yum Yum~~~
We finished our simple yet fantastic breakfast with cappucino (mine was decaf :P)...
... and a great cannoli.
Truly enjoyed that creamy ricotta cheese with dark chocolate inside. This little tube tasted as good as its look.
Oh~~~ this was such the right way to start a great morning in this unique city. ;)