Friday, August 28, 2009

Rick's Roadshow: San Francisco

A fresh round of Rick's Roadshow installments return once again over the next few weeks. I've been in San Francisco on a short business trip and managed to snap a few photos while walking to and from a business meeting. I make efficient use of my time, especially when it is a compressed schedule. Whenever I get up to SFO, I'm reminded of what a wonderful city it is, and I wonder why I don't visit more often. This was purely a business trip with hardly any free time, but this photo above is of the Bay Bridge (not to be confused with the landmark Golden Gate Bridge).
above and below: While walking to and from a business meeting I passed by these street vendors with all sorts of interesting wares for sale.
they sold things like wind chimes, lambskin rugs, shawls, and jewelry
above: The entrance to the Ferry Building Marketplace. It is located in the historic Ferry Building at Market Street, and features all sorts of shops selling food, produce, local fresh fish, artisan cheese, chocolate, and fresh flowers .
above: The Cowgirl Creamery had some incredible cheeses. Wow I could have gotten lost in there.
above: Miette Patisserie featured fabulous French pastries.
above: Farm Fresh to You, which features seasonal organic produce harvested fresh from the farm in the Capay Valley.

above: This sign explains all the different types of organic tomatoes they offered.

above: Next up was the Hog Island Oyster Company, which was hopping!

above: Guests at the Hog Island Oyster Company were busy gobbling down oysters while the nice men behind the counter shucked the oysters in front of you.

when I left the Ferry Building Marketplace, I couldn't help but notice this sign. I thought it was pretty cool. But then again this is San Francisco, and it is a cool city!

above: one last photo, of Mr Seagull who stopped to say hello to me before I left.
Thanks for stopping by Rick's Roadshow: San Francisco. Get ready for more travels, as I head to Orlando, then Chicago then Rhode Island!
-Rick Rockhill


Merrie Dorval said...

A trip to San Francisco folliwed by a trip to Chicago . . . . Sign me up for that adventure! I love walking down the streets in both of those cities. The urban energy is intoxicating!

Jeni said...

I really do enjoy when you take us on a little trip via your photos and dialogue explaining a bit about the sights. You do make an excellent tour guide ya know.

snowelf said...

Another fabulous tour Rick!! Thank you! and hello to Mr. Seagull!!



Anonymous said...

Did you see the "Bush Man" over by the Pier? He's a riot! He hides behind a branch and pops out and says, "Boo!" Made me laugh...

Diane J Standiford said...

All my friends have been to San Fran, I hear great things, but they NEVER TOOK PICS! So....thank you!

grace said...

If you like Hog Island Oyster Co. You must check out 'Swan's Oyster Depot.' on California/Polk. Excellent place! Been there forever.

Desert Songbird said...

I love San Francisco. Seeing the photos reminds me that hubby and I are due another trip there. Soon.

Jimmi said...

Love the Embarcadero in San Francisco.

Kathy said...

Our son lived in Half Moon Bay a few years back. We came out to see him and fell in love with the place.

Cheryl said...

I've never seen this side of SFO. I'd love that market. And the palms in your photos. So majestic! It's very green here in MD, but not with palms, of course, and I love them.


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