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Here’s another San Francisco picture from the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill off Powell Street cable car line with cable car. I’m so glad I did this … going right up to the top floor of the Fairmont Hotel and walking around their restaurant and photographing these pics. Very worth it. The views are pretty darn amazing and I highly recommend folks to head up there and take pics if you can get up there.
Tunnel Top is right at 601 Bush Street right next to the Stockton Tunnel. I’ve never been but I love the sign so had to snap a pic of the vintage design of the sign.
Couple of busy ladies checking out the view from high above the Stockton Tunnel. This spot is right at Bush and the view is pretty nice. You’ll see Stockton going all the way down to Market street when it’s clear with parts of Union Square along the way.
Stockton tunnel is the entrance to Chinatown – the real Chinatown and not the tourist Chinatown. If you’re visiting San Francisco for the first time and you’ve walked along Grant Street you should just go up a block and experience the real Chinatown where the Chinese locals do their shopping etc. It’s fun to walk and experience the locals and not the tourists.
Was out for a walk near Union Square this morning and luckily I had my handy dandy iPHone 3G from last year and noticed the excitement with the crowd waiting for the brand new iPhone 3Gs that’s launching today at the Apple Store in San Francisco.
New features with the iPhone 3Gs are voice control, a compass, you can shoot video now. The price for the old iPhone 3G is $99 bucks but the new one with 16GB is $199 or with 32GB it’s $299. Not bad but I think I’ll wait for the next version before I do the upgrade. I’m still pretty happy with mine!
It’s always such a pleasure to be walking downtown San Francisco near Union Square and hearing the voices of Litz Plummer and Robert Close doing a recognizable opera classic recording. I usually get close, stop and listen along with the crowd that gathers. It’s quite beautiful.
They usually set up right at the corner of Maiden Lane and Grant street gates. Those of you new to San Francisco Maiden Lane is just blocks from the Chinatown Gates at Grant and Bush so you’re not that far and this can certainly be one of the things you do on your way to Chinatown.
Usually Litz and Robert set up on weekends when the weather is beautiful so do definitely stop by. You should definitely stroll past Maiden Lane and do some window shopping or possibly stop and have lunch at Bistro 69 or Mocca. It’s a very beautiful setting. Make sure to offer them a little donation.
You should also check out Xanadu gallery on Maiden Lane as it’s the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in San Francisco and from what I have researched Frank Lloyd Wright designed this building as the test building prior to the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Make sure you go inside Xanadu Gallery and look at how beautiful the interior is.