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A Walking Tour of San Francisco.


An Urban Jewel



I recently returned from a visit to San Francisco where I was treated to a wonderful walking  tour provided by two of my sons who live and work in the city.   In advance of my visit, I requested that we walk as much as possible so as to see the city at street level and also to get exercise which would allow me to sample the many fine culinary offerings of the city without regret.

Never have I climbed so many stairs and navigated such steep inclines for hours at a time, but it was worth every step.  Thankfully, the weather cooperated and I able to the traverse 25 to 30 miles through many vibrant and varied neighborhoods that make up this urban jewel known as the City by the Bay.

The brief video below is of the killer-view my kids wake up to everyday… taken from the Bernal Heights neighborhood overlooking the Noe Valley with Sutro Tower on the horizon.

In a city where space is in scarce supply, front porches and entryways become gardens with a plethora of beautiful displays of cultivation of every kind, too numerous to count or photograph, each as lovely as the next, giving added dimension to the meaning of San Francisco Pride and a personal understanding to the sweet sentiments of the City’s signature song, I left My Heart in San Francisco. 

Thanks guys for being so patient with all the stops for photos and for sharing your beautiful city with me!

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