San Francisco - 6th October[From: David Mar <email@example.com.OZ.AU>]
Postcard VII - 6/4/94 San Francisco
A sunset (sunrise??) scene. The bottom half is a foreground carpet of flowers: Poppies, ... er... more different types of poppies(?)... in red, pink, yellow, purple, and a bit of white. In the midground is a building which looks a bit like the US Capitol building, but smaller and apparently made of a white framework and walled with glass, like a big greenhouse. It's lit from the interior and surrounded by lush green lawn, a few palm trees, and some other trees I can't identify. The foreground flowers are lit by fill-in flash (or photographic lamps of some sort). Deep blue sky above, with words "San Francisco" superposed in a decorative white serif script.
Beautiful spring flowers carpet the entrance to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.
Photo by Ken Glaser, Jr. (C) 1988
Printed in Korea
Stamp: World Cup USA 94; a soccer player doing something incredibly athletic.
Then I caught a bus around the city (via the Golden Gate Bridge approach) with some great views (SF has some decent hills and some mountains as backdrop - something Sydney lacks). I walked back to my hotel via Chinatown, which is just a big collection of souvenir shops. (I had trouble finding somewhere to eat!!) I've just had my first Hershey's bar (chocolate), but it wasn't a patch on the wonderful (but really expensive) Swiss chocolates SEA introduced me to yesterday.
I'm not impressed with either the sales tax or mandatory tipping - why don't they just add it to the prices _before_ printing the menu? It's bad enough having to do currency conversions... Danny