Shopping & Eating in Union Square
Nov 13, 2012Public
Photo: San Francisco Ferry Building, built in 1898, which means it survived the earthquake. This was our first destination in San Francisco.
Photo: Ready to see a new city. Chronologically, this would be our first day in San Francisco.
Photo: From the wineries of Sonoma, to the mountains of Tahoe, to the casinos of Reno... we are now in the big city. They Hyatt is the slanted building on the left, with a revolving restaurant.
Photo: Armand Vaillancourt's sculpture, Québec libre! in Justin Herman Plaza. May not look like much, but the kids loved it! More on this in the album "Frisco Kids"
Photo: I guess it sort of matches the Embarcadero Center's modernism
Photo: The Ferry Building used to be extremely busy as it was the only access point to the city before the bridges. Now it's quite busy as a marketplace.
Photo: I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away ... but *not* wasting time
Photo: Not the Golden Gate Bridge, but the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
Photo: Ferry Building Marketplace, where someone gave them free balloons! A heart and a sword for two cute kids.
Photo: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with fresh food from around the Bay Area.
Photo: Tasting the jelly
Photo: Very colorful
Photo: It's only open on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, so we picked the right day. Plus we parked at the Embarcadero Center with a cooler in the trunk.
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Photo: Anya loves green peppers, and she wanted to try a purple one.
Photo: Ain't she sweet?
Photo: A honey stand, always a favorite at any farmer's market
Photo: Anya got a blackberry honey, while Grant got blueberry
Photo: The Ferry Building is topped by a 245-foot tall Beaux Art clock tower
Photo: A very sunny day, what fog? Time to get some pictures while the others browse around the marketplace.
Photo: Skyline from the pier behind the Ferry Building
Photo: The center building reminds me of the AT&T Bldg in Nashville, aka the "Batman Building"
Photo: San Francisco waterfront panorama
Photo: The Ferry Building used to have the large elevated Embarcadero Freeway blocking the city. Now, it's been torn down, like the Central Artery in Boston.