San Francisco, 2007

All images copyright © 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.

Pictures taken while visiting San Francisco, California, for the fall 2007 AGU conference.

Downtown San Francisco from Ina Coolbrith Park, a small park on Russian Hill with a great view. This shows the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on the left, the 260-meter Transamerica Pyramid in the center, the 237-meter 555 California Street/old Bank of America skyscraper on the far right.
USS Pampanito (SS-383), Balao class submarine, sank 6 Japanese ships during its six patrols during WW2.
The Balclutha, launched in 1886 by the British, made 17 runs around Cape Horn, later operated by Hawaii and then an Alaskan company, transferred to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in 1978. The park service also notes: "she appeared in the film Mutiny on the Bounty (Clark Gable and Charles Laughton also appeared in supporting roles)." In the right foreground is the steam tug Hercules, launched in 1907, behind it is the Eureka, a steam ferry launched in 1890.
Golden Gate Bridge, from the beach in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, along the bay between downtown San Francisco and the south end of the bridge.
Golden Gate Bridge at night. The bridge is 2.7 km long, with the middle span 1.3 km, 67 meters above the water below.
The sea gulls in San Francisco were posing for pictures everywhere.

© 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 28 December 2007.
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