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San Francisco: Ferry Building

Above/featured: 8am.

San Francisco is one of my favourite cities to visit, and, if you haven’t been, the city should be on your list, too.

Every time I’m in San Francisco, one of my goals is to visit the Ferry Building – whether it’s to take a ferry across the Bay, sample some food, or have a coffee and watch people, it’s a beautiful way to spend the afternoon, rain or shine.

Built in 1898, surviving the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes, and having endured being “hidden” behind the double-deck Embarcadero Skyway from 1957 until its demolition in 1991, the Ferry Building is not only a landmark for visitors, but is also to local residents a hub for transport and commerce.

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San Francisco: Port of SF, Pier 14

San Francisco’s present-day waterfront and port facility remains important as

… a public enterprise committed to promoting a balance of maritime, recreational, industrial, transportation, public access and commercial activities on a self-supporting basis through appropriate management and development of the waterfront for the benefit of the public.”

At a length of 194 metres or 637 feet, Pier 14 on The Embarcadero reopened in 2006 as a pedestrian-pier built on top of the breakwater which was used to protect ferries entering the nearby ferry terminal.

With mostly clear skies on a crisp quiet late-morning, I made my way to Pier 14 and snapped the following photos.

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Or perhaps you came from the nearby Ferry Building, about which I write here.

I made the photographs above on 28 December 2011 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera and the 18-55mm kit-lens. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

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