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2008/12/12 San Francisco Ferry Building, market and ships

With an hour to spare before a meeting in downtown San Francisco, our group wandered around the Ferry building, and saw a streetcar (not a cable car) near Market Street.
Since we were in the Bay Area, I arranged for a meeting with a colleague in his office in downtown San Francisco.  We packed out of the hotel to drive into the city, and traffic was lighter than expected.  Thus, we had an hour to see some local sights.  The San Francisco Ferry Building was right down the street.

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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.

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A ferry rider arriving a few minutes early could stop by the artisan bakery for a selection of specialty breads.

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Meat has become fashionable again.  A salumeria — cured meat delicatessen — is in keeping with the times.

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The refrigerator cases with complete pieces of meat remind us about animal origins. Continue reading2008/12/12 San Francisco Ferry Building, market and ships

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