Pictures from Ian and Kat's Digital Camera: San Francisco: 18–20 May, 2012
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We went to San Francisco before the (increasingly inaccurately named) Oakland conference, and spent three days walking around.


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We walked up to Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill. Looking back, a view of the Golden Gate bridge.

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Our destination, still a ways uphill.

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There are some nice houses up here, with gorgeous views.

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On our way down from Telegraph Hill, we encountered the famous parrots of Telegraph Hill! We weren't even thinking we'd see them, but then we heard some suspicious noises, and looked up.

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Looking past the Embarcedero, the Bay Bridge.

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An odd mural coming down from Telegraph Hill: "NO DOGS -- Teacup Poodles OK"

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A memorial to Elvis the Cat, who lived to age 25 on Telegraph Hill

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We encountered movers who didn't like all the stairs.

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Sea lions at Pier 39! The vast majority of them have moved north to follow their food as water temperatures changed, but there are still some here.

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See: the Segway did change the world. Before, there were no Segway tours of San Francisco, and now there are! (It was amusing watching them negotiate the hills.)

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Obligatory photo of Lombard Street.

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The next day, We did some geocaching, which, as usual, took us to some very nice parks with lovely views. This is Mission Dolores Park.

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On Sunday we headed to Golden Gate park to do some more geocaching. It turned out to be Bay-to-Breakers race day. The park was packed full of people, many in costume, many quite ethanol-powered.

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Tetris pieces!

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We'd been to the California Academy of Sciences before, but we didn't go in this visit.

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We did get in some geocaching, though, and encountered some local (non-human) wildlife. What a nice-looking turtle!

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This subterranean mammal (woodchuck? groundhog? small beaver?) kept popping its head up to check us out.

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There's also a bison paddock in the park.

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After three days of long walking around SF, a view of the Pacific ocean.

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Ian Goldberg, ian@paip.net.
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