Bae Area

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The view from my friend’s apartment in Outer Sunset, early in the morning, on a day without a trace of the famous fog.

Earlier this month I took my first trip to the West Coast to visit three of my close friends who have moved/moved back. It was a much-needed break from work and I was blessed with ‘San Francisco summer’ – the two or three weeks of heat and sunshine in September/October. I spent the first few nights in Oakland (the rest in Outer Sunset) and had great fun during First Fridays. It was also fleet week so loads of noisy airshows and festivities around the city. I enjoyed the wine and trip out to wine country. I absolutely fell in love with the ‘painted lady’ houses; ate a burrito the size of my arm; racked up so many flights of ‘stairs’ on my iPhone activity counter; marveled at the Redwood trees; and discovered Dutch Crunch bread.

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Fleet week air display against the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Street performers on a break near Pier 39.
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Escape from Alcatraz.
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A most patriotic seagull.
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Pier 39.
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Mission district.
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Early sunset in Oakland harbor.
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One of my favourite photos from the trip, outside Space Burger in Oakland.
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The exquisite Oakland theater.
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On my first day we went for a walk in the Redwood Regional Park.
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I couldn’t get enough of the Redwood trees.

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