Sunday, January 29, 2012

San Francisco & Treasure Island 1-28-12

We've been home-bodies a lot lately and the cabin fever was getting to be a bit much. The upside of a lost wager & the unfortunate demise of the Forty-Niners in the recent NFC Championship game was that it gave us the excuse we needed to make a trip into The City to arrange payment of my debt. I was really looking forward to those Connecticut Bluepoint Oysters, but instead, my friend Scott Hokunson, of Blue Heron Landscapes will be feasting on fresh San Francisco Dungeness Crab for his Superbowl party. It was such a gorgeous January day, I thought I'd share a few pics with you all.

Yes, it really was this nice out. Even in January.
Coit Tower, one of San Francisco's Iconic Landmarks.
Amanda & Joni walking on the pier by the Ferry Building.
Not your typical street musician. This guy is playing an Erhu, a one-string Chinese violin.
Inside the Ferry Building Market. There is also a large outdoor Farmer's Market going on & the place was packed!
Interesting twist on a Living Wall. This was inside "The Plant", the organic cafe where we had lunch.
Next stop was the Treasure Island Flea. This is a great new market with a fun mix of vendors, food & beverages.

Vendors outside as well as inside the historic "Building One", built in the late 1930s for the 1939-1940 World's Fair.
Just a small piece of the huge panoramic mural inside Building One.
The Treasure Island Flea was a very pleasant surprise. I'd heard about it just recently & figured this would be a good time to check it out. This just happened to be their first time setting up inside Building One, the last of the original structures built for the 1939-1940 World's Fair. Lots of vendors selling vintage clothing & jewelry, art, collectibles of all sorts, antiques, etc... They also had a great bunch of food trucks providing lots of food & beverage options. Treasure Island has also become a bit of a haven for the Urban Winery movement, with at least three wineries and another tasting room that I saw. If you are anywhere near San Francisco on a weekend, I highly recommend you make some time for a visit to Treasure Island.

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