I Left My Heart

The Golden Gate from Baker Beach

The Transamerica Pyramid and The Sentinel Building

Fire escape and copper-green windows of the Sentinel Building

Lanterns in Chinatown; Restaurant in North Beach

Lanterns in Chinatown

Chinatown

Victorian Building, North Beach

Ranunculus at San Francisco Flower Market; Cable Car

Gelato and sidewalk cafes in North Beach

The Painted Ladies, Alamo Square

Victorian Houses, Alamo Square Historic District

Cherry blossom time in San Francisco

Hello everyone! I hope your month of May has been merry!

For your weekend viewing, I’m bringing you a colorful tour from our recent adventure in San Francisco. The weather was gorgeous, clear and sunny, with a very strong wind that threatened to blow us over a few times while navigating the steep streets and sidewalks (especially when carrying 30 pounds of gear!)

Our trip was a mix of business, family visits and a little getaway. D used to live in the North Beach area and I’m quite familiar with the city, so we very much enjoyed visiting favorite spots and indulging in perhaps too much Italian food and gelato (but is there such a thing as too much gelato? I think not). Experiencing other environments is so rejuvenating, isn’t it? Even a drive to a neighboring area for lunch or sightseeing can be such a lift to the spirits and also make you appreciate where you live even more. An adventure near to home is an adventure just the same. I’d love to hear what adventures you’ve  been on recently or are looking forward to.

(In other news, this week I completed a huge and important project which had been my main focus for the last six weeks, so my shameful blogging neglect will be soon rectified. Thank you for continuing to visit through it all.)

Thinking of you and sending wishes for a lovely weekend. I hope these photos bring a bit of joy and adventure.

much love,

G

45 comments


  • Valerie

    It is good to see your lovely photos here again. I have missed you. Valerie

    May 17, 2013
  • Emilie

    I look forward to seeing your photos, they are beautiful!

    May 17, 2013
  • So lovely Georgianna. I love San Francisco, but seeing it through your lens makes it even more beautiful.
    Karen

    May 17, 2013
  • Your photography? Absolutely scrumptious. Oh my stars.

    May 17, 2013
  • Hi G
    I figured you were off working hard somewhere. Gorgeous photos as usual – imagine hanging all those red lanterns!
    I’m looking forward to more of what you have to share when there’s more time for blogging.
    Judith

    May 17, 2013
  • It’s all just magical!

    May 17, 2013
  • A Garden of Threads

    Gorgeous, stunning, romantic, softly elegant…I think I have run out of adjectives to describe the loveliness of your photos. So glad you had a wonderful trip and welcome back. Wishing you an enjoyable weekend and you get to spend some time in the garden. hugs, Jen xox

    May 17, 2013
  • Funny you should post these as today we were just talking about going to SF for a few days in September. You captured the feel of the city beautifully!

    May 17, 2013
  • elisenda ortega

    Preciosas fotografías, siempre con ese aire suave y romántico que tu les das y que te invitan a soñar. Hacía tiempo que no me salía la opción comentarios, me alegra poder dejarte uno, por fín. Un abrazo !

    May 17, 2013
  • That sounds so wonderful! SO refreshing to see your beautiful images and oh so inspiring!

    May 17, 2013
  • Beautiful pictures so much color, looks like candy town:) Experiencing other environments is so rejuvenating is like holiday from “normal” life. Last weekend I was in tiny island near by my home. I was there only six hours but it felt like I have been away like few days. There is something very calming being surrounded by the sea and just relaxing and enjoy the sun and nature.
    Have a beautiful weekend!

    May 17, 2013
  • Absolutely love, love, love these pictures! I know you specialise in flower photography (and I always love those) but I think that these might be my favourite pictures of yours – ever!!! :-) SF has always been on my list of places that I’d love to visit one day and this has just reinforced it. Have a lovely weekend xo

    May 17, 2013
  • OH these are fabulous. Beautifully shot.

    May 17, 2013
  • Oh I just LOVE these! Makes me want to go back to SF all over again and brings back so many great memories. Have a great weekend, Georgianna :) xox

    May 18, 2013
  • Your images are simply a joy to behold – in the lyrics of another song ‘nobody does it better’.

    May 18, 2013
  • These photos are so beautiful. I really want to visit San Francisco.

    May 18, 2013
  • Not much adventures here. I’m beginning to feel like I’m always the one that has to stay home and everyone depends on. I feel like I want to break out of here, go anywhere, even just to the next village, just away somewhere.
    Thank you for sharing San Francisco with us. I remember I did a post about it when I just started to blog, about the hydrangeas on Lombard Street. It is my most visited post with only one comment though ;-) I also know about the view of the houses on Alamo Square but the way you captured them makes them even prettier than I thought they were from pictures I’ve seen. The Golden Gate Bridge is also so very spectacular and not to miss of course. I hope I’ll get to go to San Francisco once.
    Bye, have a lovely weekend,
    Marian

    May 18, 2013
  • Your photos certainly make me want to go for a visit. Just lovely!

    May 18, 2013
  • So beautiful Georgianna….makes me want to visit there right now!

    May 18, 2013
  • Simply beautiful!!! I love those painted ladies.

    Look forward to seeing your new project.

    Have a great weekend,
    Carolyn

    May 18, 2013
  • Gorgeous collection. Your photography is such an inspiration! I am going to Portland, OR for five days, leaving next Thursday. So excited to see what’s blooming there.

    May 18, 2013
  • Ever so stunning and your style is my absolute favorite of the photographers that I enjoy following. Glad that you had a nice trip…makes me want to go back! xox

    May 18, 2013
  • Hi G,
    San Francisco through your eyes looks amazing! Love all the color. My favorite image is the last :)
    Happy spring to you!
    xo A

    May 18, 2013
  • wow! I already want to go to SF, but now I REALLY want to go! Cannot wait to hear more about what you have been working on!

    May 18, 2013
  • G – San Francisco is definitely on my “life to do” list. Such beautiful images. Glad you got to enjoy. Thanks for sharing them with us!

    May 18, 2013
  • Once again I’m amazed by your breath-taking beautiful photos. You are so talented it blows my mind.

    Oh, and there can NEVER be too much gelato! :D

    May 18, 2013
  • I am packing my bags and heading out…these are simply a beautiful collection of San Francisco. No wonder everyone leaves their hearts there.

    May 18, 2013
  • Just lovely;- as always!
    I so enjoy looking at your pictures <3
    -Sylvi

    May 18, 2013
  • There are truly never enough superlatives to describe your work, Georgianna, and these are surely no exception.

    I just finished the semester, and now have the summer free. So happy about that. I am taking some classes, and will be doing some traveling. Looking forward to all of it. xo.

    May 19, 2013
  • Georgeous photos. I would love to visit San Francisco again – I spent just 2 days there on my travel and it was not enough. Love your way of showing us its beauty.

    May 19, 2013
  • Lovely photos from SF Georgianna – I’d love to go there one day! Totally agree with you about gelato. ;) Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! xo

    May 19, 2013
  • Oooh I loved San Fran! Look at all these colours. Just beautiful. We’ve been taking a couple of road trips lately to explore out of the city. We’ve got itchy feet and it’s reinvigorating our love for Australia while we prepare for a future overseas trip! x

    May 19, 2013
  • It’s been awhile since we’ve been to San Francisco, so these photos really stirred up a yearning to go back. Just delightful!!

    May 19, 2013
  • San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. And you have captured it perfectly..

    I am leaving next weekend for Morro Bay on the Calif. coast. I can’t wait..

    Hugs~

    May 19, 2013
  • I’m totally smitten by San Francisco now! What lovely images….they make me want to visit!

    May 20, 2013
  • OOOhhh, I got the chills looking at your photos! I was born and raised in San Francisco. I currently live in Nevada. I do not regret my move to Nevada but, SF I my hometown and I miss the beaches and the Golden Gate. Your photos are beautiful!

    May 20, 2013
  • What a stunning collection of photos! I love the copper windows and the Chinese lanterns. I haven’t been to SF in ages. Looking at it through your eyes makes me want to visit again. I’m hoping to visit Charleston, SC this summer and I’m hoping to find lots of pretty things to capture with my camera.

    May 20, 2013
  • San Francisco is one of the places I want to visit the most. I just know I would fall in love with it on the spot. Getting away from the routine, if only for a short trip near your home, does wonders.
    Ada

    May 21, 2013
  • WOW Georgianna, these are amazing shots! And what a beautful city it is, I never visited that part of America, I’m familiar with it just because of movies.
    Did you say adventure? Well, after moving to the UK with just 2 suitcases, snow, ice and cold surprised us the very day we arrived, no food for 2 days and no long term place where to stay, I’d say that’s enough for me! You bet I’m having fun! :)
    Lots of love,
    Monica xo

    May 21, 2013
  • Hi Georgianna,

    So lovely to come and visit you and I enjoyed seeing your gorgeous photos of San Francisco. Isn’t that a wonderful City – I was there in 1980 and loved it so much.
    Thank you for visiting me and I hope that you are really enjoying your Spring days.

    Sending hugs
    Carolyn

    May 23, 2013
  • This is like a fairytale! Love these houses.
    Thanks you for the visual tour.

    San Francisco is on my list. Need to put flowers in my hair and go there ; – )

    May 23, 2013
  • oh my goodness. You have more moments that take my breath away, I adore this last one. So much Beauty !!

    So So happy to see you come by. Thanks :)

    May 23, 2013
  • You have beautifully captured some of the finest features of San Francisco, such an amazing city.

    May 24, 2013
  • oh my goodness Georgianna! I just LOVE these! San Fran is such a great city! I love your shots of the Sentinel! I think I’m over using ! ? lol
    Love the red lanterns too! :)

    May 28, 2013
  • San Francisco is one of the places on my travel bucket list. After seeing your beautiful pics, G, it’s even more so!

    June 30, 2013

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