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USA Wanderings: Leaving San Francisco

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Carrying on from yesterday, we did go and see the play Beach Blanket Babylon. It was fantastic, and if you get a chance to see it then I really recommend it. I didn’t get everything, but the costumes and such were so amazing. It was a visual treat as well as entertaining.

We had planned on having dinner in the city but the car park where we parked the car was closing so we had to leave. We decided to head back home.

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As we were leaving we realized that all the sunshine was gone and the city was covered in fog or low clouds, not sure which. I suspect all the same thing really. So you can see we lost the top of the buildings.

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As we got on the freeway to head to San Jose a look back at the city revealed all white. The city had disappeared into a blanket of white. Very weird.  Not a great photo, I’m afraid, but I wanted to show you how it looked. Taking photos from a car is never great.

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Then as we were going along the freeway you could see the sun setting, but also the fog rolling in. It really was rolling in. I was so fascinated by it. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was so strange. Here fog just sort of appears, it doesn’t come rolling in like this. You could see it moving along. Even now I am totally amazed as I think back to it. I think if I lived there I would be trying to photograph it as much as possible. Though it is easy to say that when you don’t live there, it is like snow I guess, great to visit but a pain to live with.

I have some more photos for you, not many more, and they are pretty much the same thing, just slight differences, I hope you don’t mind.  I hope your weekend is going well. I’m taking it easy, before a busy week.

45 Comments
  1. Really nice. Especially like the Transamerica building reaching into the fog and all that beautiful pink and blue #cloudporn!

    October 25, 2015
    • I like that Lisa, great description, thank you.

      October 25, 2015
  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    Reblogged this on The Artistic Spider's Web and commented:
    USA Wanderings: Leaving San Francisco
    written by Leanne Cole

    October 25, 2015
  3. The fog can be fascinating. It almost never seems to get so thick that you can see to drive. Thanks for sharing these. It reminds me of how beautiful the City by the Bay can be.

    October 25, 2015
    • It is amazing, I would like to explore it more. That’s great Tim, thanks.

      October 25, 2015
  4. That’s great about the fog. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I like the photos of the fog a lot and enjoy your fascination. Yes it gets old to live in it and I was glad when I moved away. But it it’s dramatic. Some famous writer said of San Francisco, “the fog comes in on little cat feet…” It also comes over the hills that line 280 and just hangs there never coming any closer. It is neat to look at. Love the photo of the Trans American building.

    October 25, 2015
    • I did enjoy it, it was really amazing. I thought it might if you had to live with it. I love what that writer said about it. Wow, so it is even more amazing. Thank you Nicci.

      October 25, 2015
      • Oh, I’m glad you liked that quote. My mom told me that quote. My parents used to rent a small apartment in SF. The quote always stuck with me. I looked it up. It was the poet Carl Sandburg.

        Fog
        BY CARL SANDBURG
        The fog comes
        on little cat feet.

        It sits looking
        over harbor and city
        on silent haunches
        and then moves on.

        October 26, 2015
      • It is a nice one, I like that had to look up who wrote it, fantastic.

        October 26, 2015
      • Isn’t that a nice poem? I thought you would like that. So glad I looked it up. I like that it is a short poem. I’d like to write one like that.

        October 27, 2015
      • I’m sure if you want to you will one day Nicci, just keep trying. I did like it, very nice.

        October 27, 2015
  5. Anne Sandler #

    Beautiful building images Leanne.

    October 25, 2015
    • Thanks Anne, not bad from a car.

      October 25, 2015
  6. Great San Francisco portraits. The fog, the buildings, that unique quaintness that is so SF. It is my second favorite city in the world. After Jerusalem 🙂

    October 25, 2015
    • Thank you Marilyn, it is a great city with some unique features.

      October 25, 2015
  7. Love those unusual pictures of yours from San Francisco. I total reveils the foggy mood of this city

    October 25, 2015
    • Thank you Cornelia, that fog was so amazing.

      October 25, 2015
  8. Thanks for sharing these pictures – the fog rolling in as you’ve depicted does appear to be an interesting phenomenon.Best Chevvy

    October 25, 2015
    • It is, I couldn’t believe it, I’ve never seen anything like it before. Thanks.

      October 25, 2015
  9. Great captures of San Fran fog.

    October 25, 2015
  10. Woo! awesome photos and thank for sharing with us. Have a wonderful Sunday, Leanne.

    October 26, 2015
    • No problem Cattan, my Sunday is over now, but it was nice and relaxing. Thank you.

      October 26, 2015
  11. Superb

    October 26, 2015
  12. I can remember fog in London !

    October 26, 2015
    • Is it the same as San Francisco.

      October 26, 2015
      • No probably much worse – am going back a number of years when smog stopped transport running

        October 29, 2015
      • Oh yes Smog can be a problem.

        October 29, 2015
  13. Nice to see you visiting the states, Leanne. 🙂 My favorite here is that misty landscape shot. That’s the kind of shot I’d love to get in the early morning hours. Thanks for the post.

    October 26, 2015
    • Thank you. I love those misty ones too. Nice to see it. These were taken early evening, which was very strange. You’re welcome and thank you.

      October 26, 2015
  14. Love that area! Fun captures of the fog!

    October 26, 2015
    • It is a fun area, thank you Sheila.

      October 26, 2015
  15. I love the photo of the fog rolling in. I was also so impressed by the photos you took from the car. At first, I thought you must have been standing in the road!! Glad to hear that you did not do anything so stupidly foolhardy!

    October 27, 2015
    • Thank you Karen, certainly not an easy thing to do. No, safety always comes first.

      October 28, 2015
  16. Really like how the building disappears into the clouds

    October 28, 2015
    • Thank you, it was funny, I like it when that happens.

      October 29, 2015
  17. Love your foggy shots, Leanne.

    October 29, 2015

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