"San Francisco, California" San Francisco by rmdw

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San Francisco is one of the most photogenic cities I've ever seen.. It's a glorious place to walk around, no matter what time of year!

Here's a shot of the famous cable car. I'd recommend getting a tourist MUNI pass, which gives you unlimited travel privileges on all of the public transit in the city.

There's an interesting historical connection between San Francisco and Victoria, BC.

In 1857 Victoria was a sleepy little town with no more than 500 immigrants (non-natives). Then in 1858, gold was discovered on the mainland of British Columbia and up in the Yukon. In that year over 20,000 men travelled by ship up to Victoria in search of their fortunes!

In Victoria they purchased miner's licenses and supplies. From there they crossed over to the mainland and then up the Fraser River.

It's important to remember that at this time, Vancouver didn't even exist and Canada had not yet been formed!

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Interesting, fun, lots to see, great food
  • Cons:Expensive ... especially parking!
  • In a nutshell:A Visitor's Paradise!
  • Intro Updated Jan 12, 2005
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  • Oct 8, 2007 at 9:19 AM

    I'm trying to purchase a small t-shirt from the san francisco fish company. I love to go there but they didn't have my size. I was told Bill could help me. Any response - windy.giddens@g.mail.com

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    May 26, 2006 at 8:01 AM

    Never been to the states so I rely on you VT'ers to bring it alive

  • shekaago's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2004 at 9:27 AM

    Good to see you've already begun your SF page! You are dead-on accurate about parking! I look forward to hearing all about your west coast adventures when you return home. Have a safe journey!

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    Feb 21, 2004 at 11:04 PM

    ahhhhh...the good old days LOL It must have been quite a trip :-) Jeannette p.s: the link on the Victoria/Vancouver story does not work :(


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