Okay, so I got carried away with the title. I could have gone with: San Francisco, from two points of view, or something like that. But the title sometimes lures unsuspecting victims into the clutches of my blog… so… yeah…
What this is is a post about looking out over the San Francisco Bay at the city and some other stuff, from almost sea level, and way up in the hills above Berkeley… at two different times on the same day.
You get to see the Golden Gate, back-lit by a beautiful sunset, from high above…
And in afternoon sunlight, from the water’s edge.
You get to see Mount Tamalpias from above, in the late afternoon glow.
And gaze up at her from sea level.
Alcatraz Island, the famous prison of yesterday, from the hills.
And from much farther down in elevation.
There is this thing that I used to do… I still do try to do it, when I am in the Bay Area, and people come from out of town. I take them, in the late afternoon, down to the Berkeley Marina, to see the view. Then, we hop in the car, and rush up into the hills, the catch the sunset…
One minute, you are a Cheerio, floating in the milk-filled bowl of life. The next, you are on the edge of the cereal bowl, looking down at all the little Cheerios floating below.
This impresses the crap out of most people, especially people from other countries. It is a great way to see the bay. The Berkeley Marina is that little clump of trees far below, with the broken pier jutting into the bay.
Yup, that pier, right over there.
Stay tuned for more on this subject… I have a lot of nice sunset photos.