As we got closer to the water, I rolled down my window and just starting snapping away. I took several shots of the reservoir and the day turned out to be perfect for taking pictures. It was sunny and the sky and water were beautiful shades of blues.
This shot is of the hills in Hollister. Hollister is about 90 minutes south of San Francisco. One of my oldest friends, Cam Sanchez, used to be Hollister's Chief of Police.
My constant companion, Mike Cazares. My husband was oblivious to me taking pictures of him! This was taken at a little French bakery in Cole Valley, one of the neighborhoods in San Francisco. When we lived in San Francisco in 1991, the bakery was called the "Tassajara". We lived in the "Haight-Ashbury" area of San Francisco, which is only a few blocks away from this bakery. Every afternoon, I would walk to the Tassajara and have a hot cup of tea and a small pastry. I would sit in the bakery and read for about an hour or so, then I would meet my husband's bus @ 5:30ish and the 2 of us would make our way back to our place, for dinner. My husband worked at a law firm downtown and rather than deal with parking, he would take the public transportation to and from work each day. I on the other hand, being an L.A. girl, would get in the car and explore the city, from 1 end to the other. This helped me to learn how to manuever the city very quickly.
A view of 1 of the neighborhoods. This is a shot from behind the Haight, coming into Noe Valley.
A panorama of the city in all its glory. What a beauty! I have been in love with San Francisco for the last 14 years. Every opportunity I get, I am back up there. And every time I leave the city, I go through major withdrawal.
In almost all of the neighborhoods, you will see small 'Mom and Pop' style markets. The markets will have their fruits and vegetables displayed in baskets outside, on the sidewalk. These next 2 shots are of a neighborhood market in Cole Valley. This is 1 of the markets I used to shop @ when we lived in San Francisco.