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Ferry Building of San Francisco

Ferry Building

 

 

The San Francisco Ferry Building is a landmark along the Embarcadero.  There is a Marketplace on the ground level and office spaces on upper levels. Above the building is a 245-foot tall clock tower with four clock dials of 22-foot diameter. It is the largest wind-up, mechanical dial clock in the world, although the hands are now powered by electric motors. There is a also heritage street car station located on the pedestrian plaza in front of the building.

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2014 in California, San Francisco, USA

 

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Google plus Photography in San Francisco

Bay Bridge, San Francisco

The Google+ Photographer’s Conference was held in San Francisco last week. The event brought together Social Media and Photography for the first time; and was very well received. Unlike conventional conference, the sessions were broadcast LIVE over the internet. New video conferencing technology, known as Google Hangout, was used to allow attendees to participate in panel discussions from remote locations all over the world. Questions were streamed from the audience to the panelists in real time via mobile phones, computers and tablet devices. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, showed up unannounced to demonstrate the Google Glass prototypes. There were also several photowalks led by well-known photographers like Trey Ratcliff and Scott Kelby. In the end, it appeared that every attendee gave the conference a Google +1!

 

Google+ Photographer’s Conference

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in California, San Francisco, USA

 

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The Pier of Surf City, USA

Surfer watching from the Huntington Beach Pier

Huntington Beach, Orange County in Southern California has labelled its town as the official Surf City, USA. The Huntington Beach Pier, at 1,850 ft in length, is one of the longest on the West Coast. The pier was damaged or destroyed at least four times since 1912. The latest structure has been reinforced with concrete, and is designed to withstand 31-foot waves or a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The pier is a tourist attraction, as well as a popular spot for surfer watching and sports fishing.

Huntington Beach Pier

Concrete pillars under the Huntington Beach Pier

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2012 in California, Orange County, USA

 

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