Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hyde Street Pier on a Warm Winter Day


This is what wiki has on Hyde Street Pier:

The Hyde Street Pier, at 2905 Hyde Street, is a historic ferry pier located on the northern waterfront of San Francisco, California, amidst the tourist zone of Fisherman's Wharf.

Prior to the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, it was the principal automobile ferry terminal connecting San Francisco with Marin County by way of Sausalito to the north, and the East Bay by way of Berkeley (see also Berkeley Pier). It was designated part of U.S. Route 101 and U.S. Route 40. The ferries were operated by the Golden Gate Ferries, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific railroad.

Today, the pier is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Various historical ships are anchored to the pier, some available for self-guided or docent-led tours. Among the ships on display or in storage are the Balclutha, an 1886 square rigged sailing ship, as well as C.A. Thayer, Eureka, Alma, Hercules, Eppleton Hall, and over one hundred smaller craft.

So on a warm pleasant winter day we attended a niece's first birthday party on the other end of the waterfront. When all the pleasantries were exchanged, the presents given, the food eaten, and the b/day girl kissed, we left the party and decided to stay in the city for the rest of the day. At the other end of the Embarcadero we stumbled upon Hyde Street Pier. It's one of those sights that we pass by all the time but don't have time or inclination to stop.

But since we were at our leisure that day with no errands to run or schedules to keep, we stopped and inquired. It was a very good move on our part. Here's what we photographed on that beautiful blue-skied winter day in San Francisco.

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Parking spots available nearby.

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Hyde Street.

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Hyde Street Pier at the foot of Hyde Street.

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Practicing rowing.

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Small patch of beach.

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Sign

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The Balclutha

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The Phantom.

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The Hercules

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Ticket is not needed if one is to simply walk the pier.

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Looking at this picture gives me so much peace.

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Completing our visit to Hyde Street Pier, we walked about a block to see about this little food truck that's been getting good reviews from diners.

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Tanguito, an Argentinian food truck, is known for their empanadas. Their burgers are popular too.

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The food truck, but it doesn't move at all :)

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Yes we just ate at a birthday party that was why we split one empanada and one burger. We wanted to know the fuss is all about. The empanada was good and the burger was as well.

This is MY WORLD this week.


16 comments:

  1. Lovely pics!
    I wanna visit Hyde Street too. My cousin stays in that part of the world. Let me see when I get a chance to go :)

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  2. I only visited the Hyde Street Pier only once, but it was delightful! Thanks for stopping by my post.

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  3. See! Something else in your backyard just waiting to happen. I love it for you. In this way you killed two birds with one stone. :)

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  4. Brings back such lovely memories ~ honeymooned there ~ Beautiful photography of San Fran and the pier and ships ~ lovely post for OWT ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. I love seeing the beautiful boats. Interesting narrative and shots.

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  6. I need to go on board those ships next time I'm in San Francisco. This was a nice tour!

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  7. Row row row your boat... that is such a fun capture :)
    Great series!

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  8. Wow, Hyde Street Pier looks SO inviting; wonderful pictures♡♡♡
    My husband (loves sea, haha) also enjoyed this post very much.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  9. Beautiful pic of Hyde St. Interesting pier too. Sometimes we really take our backyard for granted. Have I done the Intramuros tour of Carlos Celdran? Always planning but never happens. Someday. :) That Argentinian burger looks so inviting, no photo of the empanada? Love empanadas. :)

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  10. your burger is killing me!
    i love this series.
    reminds me a lot about s.francisco. ^0^

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  11. Has been a long time since I've been in that area. Thanks for the memories

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  12. Thanks for taking us along on this sightseeing part of the day. Excellent pictures.

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  13. Living on the Texas coast, I really appreciate your marina, pier and ship photos immensely!!!

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  14. Nice pics, I'm missing San Francisco now ;-) it's been 12 years since we last went there, if given the chance I would love to visit Hyde Street Pier

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  15. can u put me in your bag? promise, di ako mag-iingay :)

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