sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2012
São Francisco ::: San Francisco
I apologize for the delay of this post but my computer seems to be saying farewell to an anticipated retirement. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to San Francisco.
Crown and Crumpet. Os detalhes da decoração, dos pratos, dos artigos à venda, enfim de tudo um pouco, foi realmente uma maravilhosa surpresa.
From the moment I landed I fell in love with the city, beginning at its beautiful airport. Then it was a succession of surprises. In each corner of the city not to mention its traditional trams and buildings, you can find a store, a gallery, a tea house that leaves you breathless. And that happened when I went into Crown and Crumpet. The details of the decoration, the china wear, the items at the shop, well everything really, was a wonderful surprise.
But at the famous Ghirardelli square there is much more than Crown and Crumpet: the chocolate store from Ghirardelli, Lola, a charming gift shop and many more. At the window of a gallery I found this ceramic plate and just could not resist. It's a fantastic sentence!
The architectural differences and contrasts in the city are notorious. When you reach Japan Town, you get the feeling you have entered a different country, starting in the buildings and ending at the trees and bushes.
The intelligent renovation of traditional market places has always fascinated me and I love to see the spaces transformed into elegant and modern commercial venues that in spite their transformation, still maintain their identity. And the Ferry Building is no exception to this. From the bakery to the stall specialized in Mushrooms or Olive oil, ending at the famous Miette, the entire space is extraordinary.
I loved riding the electric cable cars that go up and down the streets of the city and watching how they work.
Na minha mala e para além de várias compras, papéis e souvenirs, trouxe os famosos pennies esmagados com imagens da cidade e muitas, muitas recordações. Se um dia puder, hei-de voltar a São Francisco!
But the biggest surprise of this city is hidden in China Town and if you have never visited the Fortune Cookies factory of San Francisco, then you don't know that you have missed the most delicious, charming and delightful part of this visit!
In my bag and besides several purchases, papers and souvenirs, I brought the famous crunched pennies with images of the city and many, many other memories. If I can, one day I will go back to San Francisco!