Sunday, October 5, 2008

Day three

San Francisco - today we went on a tour of the city on one of those buses where you can get on and off at any points of interest. It was quite good although very windy. Going across the Golden Gate Bridge and getting photos was a challenge! But I got this one when we stopped on one side:
Here is a view of the city from the other side of the Bridge. As you can see it was a bit hazy. San Francisco gets a lot of fog!
This building - the former Hibernia Bank - was a lovely old building that had been boarded up. I don't know why they didn't restore it instead of building ugly things like the Transamerica Tower, which is the pointy building you can see in the picture above.

The next place we got off the bus was Union Square. This is where all the big department stores are (including Saks Fifth Avenue - which is where I bought my beautiful Christian Louboutin shoes) and the theatre and big hotels etc.

For dinner we went to a fancy restaurant on the 52nd floor of the Bank of America tower, called the Carnelian Room. The food was very nice (they do a killer chocolate souffle) but the best part of the dinner were the two people sitting at the table next to ours. He was in his 50's and she was a good 25 years younger (obviously a trophy wife!) and at first we thought she was being a princess and acting difficult but then he started throwing the cutlery around on the table and being a bit nasty and complaining about the souffle taking too long! It made for great entertainment. The boy and I indulged in a lot of meaningless conversation to try and hear what their fight was about. But we couldn't quite figure it out.

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