Tuesday, March 20, 2012

North Beach Area of San Francisco

On Saturday morning early, we headed down to the Wharf via our hotel... The Grand Hyatt at Union Square. After a long and wonderful day at the Wharf and some wonderful clam chowder from Bodines we then WALKED back to our hotel via the beautiful North Beach area of San Francisco.

Known as San Francisco's Little Italy, North Beach boasts cafes and restaurants for every taste and budget. Baseball legend Joe Dimaggio and his bride, film icon Marilyn Monroe posed for wedding photos on the steps of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Washington Square Park. City Lights Bookstore was a favorite haunt of famous beat poets.

Can you even imagine hauling your groceries up these steps? I would be opting for eating out or doing some serious dieting! Ha Ha

Crazy beautiful tall buildings with so much character!

It must have been some sort of a school prom on this day as about 15 of these classic 1960's cars went cruising by us with cute kids all dressed up!

Ahhh...........the magnificent Saints Peter and Paul Church.

How fun........We have a bride and a groom!

A view from the Choir loft.

The High Alter

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