We stumbled upon this quote by an unknown individual —San Francisco is like granola. Take away all the fruits and the nuts and all you have left are the flakes. — and have to admit it made us laugh although we don’t necessarily agree with the sentiment.
San Francisco is one of our favorite cities in the U.S. for a few simple reasons: the impressive culinary scene, the views from the hills around every corner, the Embarcadero and the markets, the cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, the phenomenal fog that inevitably delays us at the airport every time, and the vicinity to the Napa and Sonoma wine regions. Another great reason we heart San Francisco is its thriving intellectual and artistic scene, with roots dating back to the Beat Generation of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.
Here are a few shots from our favorite foggy City on the Bay.
Tony Bennett’s lyrics are probably closer to how we really feel about San Francisco:
The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I’ve been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I’m going home to my city by the Bay
I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care
My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me
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