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I drove up to the City for some fun. First I visited the San Francisco Dungeon experience. This was in the ladies' restroom. The whole experience was fun, if rather expensive.
The Dungeon was fun.

They take pictures of visitors before the tour and sell for an exorbitant price. I got the photos despite that.
San Francisco Dungeon

more photos of the waterfront, South of Market district and art )
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I went up to Berkeley today. It was partly cloudy and very cold. I was wishing for my gloves. My goal was Tilden Botanical Garden. It's a Botanical Garden with only native California flowers. It was a very cool experience, not the least because I got to watch an Anna's hummingbird take a bath in a creek.

Before I go to bed, two photos from the drive there and back again. I took the scenic route, via Skyline Boulevard on top of the Oakland/Berkeley hills. This was the very first photo I took, at the south end of Skyline Boulevard. As you can see, it was cloudy where I was in south Oakland but sunny in the City. The trees that flank the view are eucalyptus. On the large version you can easily make out the Bay Bridge and Transamerica Pyramid. One of the Golden Gate towers is also visible on the right.
San Francisco from Skyline Boulevard, Oakland
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The other photo is from later in the day, about an hour before sunset. It's taken on Grizzly Peak Boulevard, much further north than the previous shot. The bridge is the Bay Bridge, connecting Oakland and San Francisco. There are three bridges across the bay: from north to south they're the Bay Bridge, the San Mateo Bridge and the Dumbarton Bridge. They're all east-west oriented. The Golden Gate Bridge spans the entrance to the bay from the Pacific. Hence it's oriented north-south. The Bay and its bridges play an important role in the lives of people who live here, not the least for transport reasons.
Oakland, San Francisco and the Bay Bridge
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