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Sacramento


Im State Capitol Park kann man bei gutem Wetter an Monuments und Statuen vorbeischlendern, Downtown mit Hard Rock Cafe, Shops, Restaurants und dem schoenen Old Downton wo man sich im Visitor Center mit Info-Material eindecken kann und auch hier findet man Museen wie das im Visitor Center und das “Train Museum”. Von hier aus kann man zur “Tower Bridge” laufen, die im Grunde die richtige “Golden Bridge” ist, weil sie ganz in Gold im Sonnenlicht scheint.

It is nice to walk through the Capitol Park at nice weather along the monuments and statues, visiting Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown, have a nice meal at one of the many restaurants and walking through Old Downtown where you can get some maps at the Visitor Center who also have a small museum and paying the “Train Museum” a visit

State Capitol
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City Hall
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Brunnen vor dem “Sacramento Convention Center”/A fountain in front of the “Sacramento Convention Center”
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Die “Tower Bridge” aus ca. 1935, wurde am 15. Dezember 1935 für den Strassenverkehr geöffnet. Erbaut für US$ 994 000 durch Public Works, Stadt und County von Sacramento sowie dem Federal Government.
The “Tower Bridge” dates back to 1935 and was open to traffic on December 15, 1935. Built by Public Works, City of Sacramento and County and by Federal Government for about USD 994.000.

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Blick von der Brücke auf die Dampf Schiffe wie das Delta King Hotel. View from the bridge to the steam boots such as the Delta King Hotel (left in the pic, below a close up).
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W e l c o m e  to  San
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The official San Francisco city song was composed by Walter Jurmann

“But Jurmann knew that he could compose “American” songs just as brilliantly, and he got his first chance to prove it with the title song for the eagerly anticipated film SF, starring Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, and Clark Gable. It remains, probably, the song for which Jurmann is best known. Two years after the film was released he was named an honorary citizen of the city of San Francisco, and in 1984 the city voted to make Jurmann’s song the official city song.”
Personal quote: Walter Jurmann died of a heart attack at the age of 67 on June 17, 1971 in Budapest, the hometown of his wife Yvonne. Yvonne Jurmann lives in Los Angeles. I was honored to get to know her a few years ago. She is a lovely person and still involved in cultural activities. Jurmann’s songs and compositions are still played by musicians worldwide.

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Alcatraz
Bay Bridge
Cable Car
Turning cable car
Castro
Coit Tower
Golden Gate Bridge
Horseshoe Bay
Lombard Street
Painted Ladies
Pier 39
Presidio
Telegraph Hill
Transamerica Pyramid
US Coast Guard Lighthouse
View over SF

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1-21 Mission Street at The Embarcadero, historische Seheswuerdigkeit Nr. 7 in San Francisco.
Gebaut in 1889 von Hipolyte d’Audiffred im pariser Stil, um ihn an sein Zuhause zu erinnern. Das Gebaeude ist eines der wenigen in Downtown, dass das Erdbeben in 1906 und Feuer ueberlebt hat. Laut der Geschichte soll der Saloon Keeper des The Bulkhead das Gebaeude gerettet haben. Als das Feuer das Gebaeude erreichte, wollte das Explosionskommando das Gebaeude in die Luft sprengen, aber der Saloon Keeper bot ihnen eine ganze Ladung Wein und auch Whiskey an damit sie das Gebaeude nicht in die Luft sprengen. Das Glueck nahm nicht ab, da das Gebauede auch das Erdbeben, Loma Prieta, in 1989 ueberstand. Fuer fast ein halbes Jahrhundert wurde das Gebaeude links liegen gelassen. Seit 1993 befindet sich das Restaurant Boulevard in dem Audiffred Building.
Built 1889 by Hipolyte d'Audiffred in a Parisian style to remind him home. It is one of the few commercial buildings in Downtown what survived the Eartquake in 1906 and fire. The story says that the saloon keeper of The Bulkhead has saved the building from the fire which approached the building. He offered the dynamite crew who was about to blow up the building, a huge case of wine and whiskey just to spare the building. The building's luck held also till 1989’s Loma Prieta Earthquake. The building was not really attendant for like a half a century. The Audiffred Building is occupied by the restaurant Boulevard since 1993.

Transamerica Pyramid
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Turning the cable car
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Telegraph Hill with the Coit Tower

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a foggy view from the Coit Tower
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The Painted Ladies
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Marriott Hotel - View from 39th floor
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Lombard Street
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Cable Car to CASTRO (gay area)
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Back to the Harbor
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Bay Bridge and the Crouching Spider
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Pier 39
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Boudin Sourdough Baker    since 1849
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Presidio
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A l c a t r a z

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Famous Inmates
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U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouse
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At Horseshoe Bay (North of San Francisco) - Golden Gate Bridge
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