Monday, November 05, 2007

No Moment of Delight in Any Pilgrimage Like the Beginning of It

The recently renovated Ferry Building may be derided as rampant "upscaling" and gentrification, but to me, it's one of the more handsome landmarks of San Francisco, and I've many times had the pleasure of stepping off an Amtrak bus into the bracing, fresh air that gusts along that part of the waterfront.

And thus began what felt like a new adventure — if only a four-day one. I felt that excitement I hadn't experienced in awhile: anticipation of discovering a place that might be very enjoyable.

By the way, a detailed synopsis of the trip can be reviewed over at Huntington, for those of you who may be way too impatient for the drawn-out, visual summary that I'll be presenting here (eventually).

2 comments:

Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

And to think there was one an elevated freeway in front of it. It's one part of the waterfront that this local does not mind putting up with tourists in order to enjoy. Though it does not quite stack up to the waterfront of another city with a palm tree lined embarcadero that I will soon be sharing photos of.

kusala said...

LDB: You're back already??! Can't wait to see pics and a report... heading over to your blog pronto