Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The colors of San Francisco

If you are in the San Francisco for a week or more and really want to experience the city at leisure forget cars and take any of the public transit services (BART, MUNI), or better rent a bike, or even better walk!

There is nothing like walking the streets of San Francisco untethered and unrushed, soaking in the vibrance and liveliness of the colorful city. I had the luxury of staying in the city for more than two weeks and of all the touristy things I did, walking gave me the most unadulterated experience.

I must have walked more than 50 miles on the streets of San Francisco in my two visits there so far. I wish I had my camera lugging around in each of those miles, but for my laziness. However, my mobile did more than a handy job of filling in the void on many occasions. Here are some of those moments.

Tea tasting and Dimsum at Chinatown

Some murals in the city - Balmy alley, Harisson street, Clarion, Mission district.

A few cityscapes from near Pier 1.The walk along the Embarcadero is one of the best walks you can do in the city.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Washington DC - An architectural grandeur

Washington D.C. is a city all about mega monuments, grand architecture, museums and Potomac River. Some major attractions in the town are the White House, The Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, War Memorial, national Art Museum, and with Shenandoah National Park not too far away, a quick drive through the park is also a beautiful getaway if you are near in the town.

Some quick snaps (mostly mobile) as we roamed the streets of the Capital.

A quick visit to Shenandoah National Park happened too!