Thursday, September 3, 2009

Skywatch Friday No. 60: Blue Sky over San Francisco

As I showed in our last blog of ABC Wednesday, we were traveling back from the US to Taiwan separately through San Francisco. I arrived at the city the day when Grace was ready to leave. Both of us took pictures of the city and all of our pictures showed the perfect California blue sky.

This picture was taken near the Fisherman Wharf.

From the Northeast, it is always amazing to see the palm trees against the perfect Mediterranean blue sky.

The last two pictures are from Grace. She took an organized photo tour throughout the city, which was more sightseeing than photography than she would like. The Saints Peter and Paul Church was where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio took their wedding photographs on the steps of this church, but they could not get married at this church for Joe was still considered married to his civilly divorced wife.

The Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest (now 105th in the world) and most recognizable skyscraper in San Francisco. All of our pictures were taken from a moving car. Grace's photos were actually taken through the window glass of a tour bus, this is what we called drive-by-shooting.

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21 comments:

Lui said...

Amazing Blue!
San Francisco is the home of most of my cousins!

Jay said...

Those blue skies are quite stunning! I especially like the lamp-post, a nice simple shot, but very effective. I like the angles you've chosen too!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The skies are a lovely shade of blue! Lucky San Fransisco!

Marie Höglund said...

A lovely blue color on your sky.

Sylvia K said...

Incredible blue, blue skies and such great shots around SF -- one of my favorite places!!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Denise said...

Lovely series of photos of this beautiful city. That must have been an interesting photographic tour.

Babooshka said...

That really is such a gorgeous, gorgeous blue.

VALKYRIEN said...

What an absolutely gorgeous blue sky! Love the tall buildings against the blue!

magnus said...

What a great picture, lovely blue skyes.

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Photo Cache said...

Oh I love seeing San Francisco in other people's eyes. It's pretty alright.

Photo Cache said...

Oh I love seeing San Francisco in other people's eyes. It's pretty alright.

Reader Wil said...

There are so many different colours of blue skies and you showed several of them. Have a great weekend!

Danton said...

Seems an enjoyable tour with great skies you've framed.

Carol said...

Great drive-by shots....I like all the angles....and the beautiful blue skies...

Mark Kreider said...

Perfect blue highlights all in front of it and makes for a crisp ojutline.

Hildred and Charles said...

San Francisco must be a beautiful city. These skies are an unbelievable blue.

Linnea W said...

How fun to see photos from my neck of the woods. Lucky you to visit San Fran when no fog was lingering! Beautiful shots you have here...

Regina said...

Love the blue skies. Miss SF.
Happy weekend.

Tabib said...

Nice blue sky, great pictures.

Tabib said...

Nice blue sky, great pictures.

shu said...

Transamerica Pyramid building is the first place I visited in the US. The year was 1972 and it was late August. The sky was as clear and as blue as what it was in your photos.

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