San Fran. Houses & Trees

If I had to narrow it down to one characteristic of San Francisco that really distinguishes the city, I’d have to say it’s all the beautiful houses that line its streets.  San Francisco neighborhoods certainly don’t look like the typical suburban neighborhoods where all the houses are practically identical.  Many of the houses have a unique beachy, Mexican sort of feel, while other show a lot of Victorian influences.  Many of them sport bright pastel-colored exteriors, almost resembling those of Carribean shacks, but in no way do the overall appearances of the houses look anything like shacks.  While most pink and purple houses would seem tacky in any other place but the tropics, in combination with the style of these houses, the colors actually accentuate their appearances.

On a completely different note, I’d also have to say I’m quite impressed with the trees of San Francisco.  I’m particularly in love with the palm tree-lined streets.  Many of the are incredibly beautiful and in such a different way from those on the East Coast.  I’m in awe of how tall a lot of them are, seeming as though their branches can literally touch the clouds…Later today I’m going on a trip to check out the well-known monumental redwoods.  Talk about tall trees…that should be a sight full of trees to remember!

A clip of our beautiful hotel (Chateau Tivoli)

That's a clock!

Peace Bush

A Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences

(Sorry for the over-exposed pics…decided not to lug my SLR around all day.)

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    Simply Life
    January 10, 2010 at 7:33 am

    WOW those are gorgeous pics and I wish I was there!

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    January 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Great pictures. I loved the architecture there too. I am so jealous of you right now.

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    January 10, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Amazing pics.. Man I would give my right arm to live there! Enjoy your time! 🙂

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    Teniah Howell
    January 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I have never been there, but now I want to go – you are right, the houses are really unique and lovely! Glad you got to experience this…..Fantastic pictures!

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    The Candid RD
    January 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic city. I have two friends who live there, and now I understand why they don’t want to move back to Ohio!! It just looks amazing. Thanks for sharing these with us. Hope you’re having a blast!

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    Lily @ Lily's Health Pad
    January 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    You are such a talented photographer! I love those houses.

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    January 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    oh my gosh.. in love with the orange house!

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    January 10, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Love the pictures! I would love to take a road trip out there. My boyfriend and I talk about it all the time, but never actually go.

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    January 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful photos!

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    January 10, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I am so JEALOUS! I always wanted to go to San Francisco…this post just pushed me over the edge ha

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    Jenna @ Health and Happiness
    January 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    San Fran is gorgeous! Look at the colors on those houses!

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    January 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I love the architecture, too! I could definitely see myself living there!

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    vitamin c
    January 11, 2010 at 2:45 am

    All these are wonderful photographs and specially I like those houses very much as I like its architecture.That clock is also nice.Thank you very much for showing these photographs.

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    January 12, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    scratch that. i need to go to san fran too.

    Love the home pictures!

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