I’m not sure what I expected to see in a ferry building. With people passing through on the way to catch a ferry to the other side of the bay, I guess it’s more than a bus terminal, but less than an airport. Coming through the front door, the hall extended both left and right. I turned right.
A ferry rider arriving a few minutes early could stop by the artisan bakery for a selection of specialty breads.
Meat has become fashionable again. A salumeria — cured meat delicatessen — is in keeping with the times.
The refrigerator cases with complete pieces of meat remind us about animal origins. Continue reading “2008/12/12 San Francisco Ferry Building, market and ships“
We had saved our lunch hunger for the Pier Market, ordering the local specialty: seafood. In addition to a view of the open kitchen serving meals, the hostess had given us choice seats overlooking the bay.
After lunch, we walked out onto the pier for sightseeing, as do thousands of tourists every day.
The sea lions entertained us. Most just lie on the docks and sleep. When one wakes up and honks, a few others join in. With a slight shift in position, one sea lion falls into the water, and then swims around to squeeze into another spot.
There’s plenty of other tourists around with cameras, so we just asked one to snap this group photo with Geovanni, Kia, Nancy, Stephen and myself. Continue reading “2008/12/07 Pier 39, Fishermans’ Wharf, Telegraph Hill, Japan Center“