One of my room mates when I first went to college could sing, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”, in a deep baritone, and with such feeling, it would make Tony Bennett shed a tear.
Aside from loving the song, there has been little over my vast number of years to draw me to the city….until I actually ended up there for the month of December 2014, and the Christmas season.
As I turned the curve on Highway 101 that brought the Golden Gate Bridge into view, I was awestruck. Add to that, the view of the city beyond the bridge , and I had to somehow wonder why it took so long to come here. I was not prepared for the grandeur
and charm that awaited me within this incredible old city.
The beautiful San Francisco Bay, the many bridges crossing into the city, the cable cars, the steep streets, the drive and the walks through Chinatown, not to mention the views of the city from atop Twin Peaks, all conspired to bring new meaning to the song, and the city that it is about.
I’m sure everyone that has visited San Francisco comes away with different impressions. Below are some more of the scenes that made memories for me. I Hope you enjoy them!