Monday, November 12, 2007

Historic Streetcar


I was in San Francisco on Sunday visiting my parents. After lunch, we were hoping to see the Veterans Day Parade march by the restaurant. We waited and waited, but no parade. I verified the information beforehand and knew I didn't have the wrong date or time. I also saw a few parade participants in costumes earlier rushing towards the starting point a few blocks away.

I figured my information from the internet must have been incorrect plus my parents didn't want to walk to find it. Well, the parade did take place as seen on the local news, but I never did verify the route.

I was hoping to post some parade photos. But instead, I have a picture of one of the many historic streetcars that were passing me by along Market Street - the main thoroughfare in downtown San Francisco.

I remember riding these beauties as a kid and now they are back. I look forward to riding one again and that will be another adventure some other day.

- AV

8 comments:

Isadora said...

See, for S.F. it is historic - for Hungary it is the norm. The 4 & 6 tram had now been replaced by new ones, but this is what you see in Budapest:
http://benbevonat.uw.hu/gallery/kispest/high/4p.jpg

Mr. Mapper said...

Great shot. One of my favorite places to take photos. Yes I was at hope walks with Photowanna be. Photowanna be is my mother. The love of photography runs in the family!

Ackworth Born said...

yes it is true it doesn't look all *that* old - personally I'd rather a see a parade of old trams anyday.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Heard yesterday at a shop nearby:

"So we were trying to get to the Museum of Science before one. Crazy traffic. Camera on my lap. Hubby getting flustered. I yelled STOP!, that's the PARADE!!! I want to take photos, stop the #(@# car! And what does he do? He drives on!!! Because 'there's nowhere to park'. Imagine that!"

Yeah, imagine that... ;D

AVCR8TEUR said...

Isadora, the Budapest streetcars don't look too bad. I think our restored streetcars look better than our modern ones.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Mr. Mapper, great to have bloggers and photographers in the family. You can really trade tips. You are right, you can spend days in SF to take photos. I didn't realize they have a streetcar museum. I'll have to check that out.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Ackworth, these are restored streetcars so they look fairly new. This particular F-line goes for 6 miles one-way so you can see lots of the city. Oh, the pictures you can take!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Fenix, Interesting story. In SF, there weren't too many people watching the parade, but maybe because I wasn't standing in the right location??? At least there were no protesters.