Friday, May 31, 2013

Day 5 - San Francisco

Today I spent the day in the city again. So I started off with a lovely ferry ride from Alameda to the Ferry Building.

I had to go on the famous cable cars so I took a ride from downtown up the very steep hill past China town and over Nob Hill. 

My next port of call was the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). I wandered around the streets for quite a while soaking up the sights and sounds, stopping for a burrito on the way (which I only ate half of - they are huge! and spicy!), until I finally came across the museum.

 I was very lucky as the museum was only open for another four days and then it would be closing down for refurbishment until 2016! I took my time to soak up the Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo ... and then to my excitement I came across ...

A photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson. I have read so much about his work and finally I was standing in front of an original piece of work. A magic moment.

So with the day ending, I climbed aboard my ferry home. San Francisco is quite a nice city to wander around.

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