Pier 39

 

Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

I was in San Francisco last week. Such a lovely place and the weather was excellent for photography.

One can see Alcatraz, The Rock on a clear day from Pier 39, the Fisherman’s Wharf.

And the song of the mid 60s, San Francisco by Scott Mackenzie is one of the best loved and enduring songs of all times.

So I got a little poetic and penned a few lines.

The famous Fisherman's clam chowder
The famous Fisherman’s clam chowder

Pier 39

A table spread for one
With clam chowder on the sourdough bun
I am a solo traveler eating my fare
A moment’s solitude without a worry nor care

The olden wharf overlooking San Franciso Bay
Where Italian fishermen drank hard with gay
Chinamen coolies would squat and thread their queues
And dreamt of far away Cathay in different hues.

The song of bygone era of hippies, if you are going to San Francisco
Within some older folks the flame of the flower children still glows
Such a strange vibration, people in motion
It still reverberates throughtout the land and ocean.

On a clear day from Pier 39 one can see the far away bridge
That spans the sky line like a red ribbon on the horizon’s ridge
The sea lions nestle for space on the wooden docks
A lone sea gull perches on a railing squawks.

Through foggy nights and sunny days
The undulating roads as traffic moves through the maze
Today I am to say adieu to this lovely place
I finish my lunch and say once more my praise and grace

 

Arthur

Pier 39 San Francisco

February 2015

Clam Chowder on a bun
Clam Chowder on a bun

http://youtu.be/mJ_WG3d3GL8

Golden Gate Bridge, On a clear day you can see the bridge from far
Golden Gate Bridge, On a clear day you can see the bridge from far

Sea lions on the floating docks
Sea lions on the floating docks

A lone sea gull, photograph caught by winna, a pretty little lady from Guangzhou
A lone sea gull, photograph caught by winna, a pretty little lady from Guangzhou

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    1. Hi! Lau,

      I wish you remember me. I was next to you during GIA NY study. I was so happy to find your web site.
      Good luck on your business!

      Maki in Japan

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