Imperfect San Francisco photo diary

There are places that simply can’t be depicted in photos. Their beauty and uniqueness along with ever-changing weather stun in person. But as soon as camera is out, their naughty nature doesn’t have any limits. Yet, we love them wholeheartedly. San Francisco is one of these lovely spoilers. Settled on the tip of a peninsula, this City by the Bay has all forces of Mother Nature to work for it. Steep hills, powerful waters around it, lush greenery, and strong winds pared with some extraordinary man-built structures make San Francisco the city that allures over and over again. But capturing this beauty in photos is not an easy task. However, don’t let it stand in your way of creating that perfect San Francisco photo diary.

I traveled to Bay City with my camera and had an impressive photo collection with hundreds of pictures afterwards. A rare travel adventure when not a single shot reminded of the latest trip also happened in San Francisco. Each time was special and remarkable. But I have to admit creating even not so stunning San Francisco photo diary felt much better. Fast forward a few years and I still enjoy going through my first photo collection and revisiting San Francisco again and again. I hope you too will find the home of the Golden Gate Bridge as interesting and charming as I do.

Here is My Imperfect San Francisco Photo Diary:

Goldend Gate Bridge

First thing first, you can’t travel to San Francisco without paying visit to its main attractions, the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco photo diary: Golden Gate Bridge

Although, it was not our first stop in the city, I had to start this San Francisco photo diary with the famous bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge

Initially, we were planning to take Alcatraz Island tour. Unfortunately, all tickets were sold out for a few months ahead. Golden Gate cruise looked like a perfect alternative.

Rocks near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

From the deck of our boat, we could enjoy Bay City’s stunning surroundings

Vies over San Francisco from the boat

… and a lot of Downtown of San Francisco.

More Views of the San Francisco

Looking at this, you understand right away why Hollywood used these images as opening scenes in many of its movies. If it’s good for the biggest movie producer in the world, it definitely welcomed in this imperfect San Francesco photo diary.

Golden Gate Bridge Cuise

Despite the illusion of a perfect sunny day in the City of the Bay, the weather could have been better. The wind was so strong that it felt like it could throw you overboard. My  husband had to try hard to take this picture, which, I must agree, became one of my favorite in this San Francisco photo diary.

Fisherman's Wharf

We extended our seaside San Francisco adventure by exploring Fisherman’s Wharf and adding more pictures to our photo collection.


This undoubtable was one of the busiest areas in Frisco.

Forbes Island

As for me, I couldn’t ask for a more interesting place to expand our San Francisco photo diary.

San Francisco photo diary: Chinatown

When in the City by the Bay, you absolutely must visit Chinatown, the biggest Chinatown outside Asia.

 Shopping in Chinatown

Window shopping and taking lots of pictures summed up our time there.

Three monkeys for our San Francisco photo diary

I couldn’t pass on adding these three monkeys to our San Francisco photo diary.

San Francisco photo diary: Union Square

We don’t do too much shopping when we travel. But it we had to do it in San Francisco, Union Square with its numerous stores would have been the best place to go.

Art for sale at Union Square

Instead, we just walked around and people-watched.

Business Disctrict of San Francisco

Next on our itinerary and places for the photo diary hunt were business district,

Lombard Street

Lombard Street,

Painted Ladies

famous Painted Ladies,

San Francisco's hills

and ample steep streets of San Francisco.

Cable Car

Even with all our desire, we couldn’t miss iconic cable car, the world’s last manually operated cable car system.

We enjoyed the view of the bridge from both sides

After full day of exploring San Francisco, we had to get outside its business once again.

We enjoyed the view of the bridge from both sides

Areas near the Golden Gate Bridge called our names and presented totally unexpected moments for our continuously growing San Francisco photo diary.

Twin Peaks

Visit to Twin Peaks became the last stop of our San Francisco adventure.

View from Twin Peaks

And that concluded our perfect, short escapade and imperfect San Francisco photo diary.