Postcard from San Francisco

October 15, 2015 in California,Places,Postcards,United States

San Francisco is one of those cities that I never know quite exactly how I feel about it. I’ve spent a lot of time there: back-to-school shopping in Union Square when I was growing up, exploring Fisherman’s Wharf whenever we had foreign exchange students staying with us, going to Giants games and then out on Polk Street on college weekends, visiting my many childhood and college friends who now call the city home. Transamerica Building in San Francisco, CaliforniaBut it’s never quite clicked for me as a city that I myself would love to call home. It’s a little too chilly and little too foggy; it can sometimes seem a little too small, a little too close to my actual home (read: it’s fairly impossible for me to spend a weekend there and not run into someone from high school). All of that said: every time I go to San Francisco, I think that maybe–just maybe–I could be pretty darn happy there.

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What’s your favorite photo of San Francisco? 

p.s. the San Francisco bay at sunrise, the streets of San Francisco, is my heart in San Francisco? 

  • KRAAB

    BAY WINDOWS <3 <3 <3

  • grace b

    I totally agree with you Christine! It’s hard to know what to think of it if you don’t just love it right off the bat. I lived in Berkeley for a year and worked at a homeless shelter in SoMA (pre tech explosion). And girl, I NEVER ONCE wore shorts! People really don’t realize just how coooooold it is there! And a friend who lived closest to the golden gate told me that she did not see the sun for a whole summer due to fog! Anyways, my bf grew up there so like you, I believe that a visit is just enough. Love the pictures!

  • Love these, especially that purple house! And I would love to read your tips on visiting SF – heading there for the first time in February.

  • I love San Fran! What beautiful photos!

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  • I can relate. I’m from the Bay Area and while I am so glad I was raised there, I feel like it lacks the exoticism of other places — even the Midwest for me. That said, I understand why a lot of people love SF and it’s a good place to visit, but it doesn’t shout “home” to me.

  • I love San Francisco… but maybe because of my recent summer job. Every time I pulled into town, it would feel like I was coming home.

  • camorose

    Enough said.

  • camorose

    There are people who love that weather but it is NOT for me. I’d rather have a few wonderful days of sunshine and suffer through the snow than have it be so gray and chilly all the time!

  • camorose

    Oh I’ll have to see what I can put together! There are so many fun things in the city, but I feel like I’m always popping in and out to see friends–so I haven’t done much of the tourist stuff in ages. You’ll love just walking around though!

  • camorose

    Thank you!

  • camorose

    +1 :)

  • camorose

    I never really worked there, so it doesn’t have quite that pull for me–but it is a great city!

  • Beautiful photos! I love the one of the stairs leading up to the colorful home. I like San Francisco a lot, but I don’t think I could call it home. It’s neighbor city in the Bay, Oakland, could definitely be home. It’s a little more my speed!

  • camorose

    I haven’t explored much of Oakland (yet) but I think I might agree with you :)

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