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Auf meiner Reise im Maerz 2009 Richtung Nord-Kalifornien, um von dort dann ab Kueste den Pacific Coast Highway zu befahren, entschloss ich mich, den ersten Abstecher ab Los Angeles in Sacramento zu machen. Dies war eine gute Entscheidung. I have visited Sacramento on my trip (main trip was along the Pacific Coast Highway) through North California in March 2009. I did not regret my trip to 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

Hier ein paar Fotos ... / A few pictures ...

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State Capitol
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City Hall
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Skulptur an der/ Sculpture next to the  City Hall      “Picnic”
Joe Serna, Jr. der erste Latino Buergermeister von 1992 bis 1999./Joe Serna, Jr. the first Latino Mayor from 1992 - 1999.

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Brunnen vor dem “Sacramento Convention Center”/A fountain in front of the “Sacramento Convention Center”
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China Town
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Sacramento 29 Old Town Sacramento 06 Pub St PatricksDayPlanning 

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An irish tour guide
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Interessantes Gebaeude, weil es unten und oben jeweils einen Eingang gibt.
Interesting building due to the fact that there are doors on the lower but also on the upper level.
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Old School und im Hintergrund die goldene Tower Bridge./The Old School with the “real” Golden Tower Bridge behind of it.
Sacramento 30 Old Town Sacramento 07 Old School

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Die “Tower Bridge” aus ca. 1935, wurde am 15. Dezember 1935 fuer den Strassenverkehr geoeffnet.
Erbaut fuer $ 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 Bruecke auf die Dampf Schiffe wie das Delta King Hotel (links im Bild und unten eine Nahaufnahme).
View from the bridge to the steam boots such as the Delta King Hotel (left in the pic, below a close up).

Sacramento 38 Delta King Hotel von Tower Bridge aus

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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.

 

INDEX
The Audiffred Building
Transamerica Pyramid
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
Union Square
Cable Car Turning
Telegraph Hill - Coit Tower
Alamo Square
Marriott Hotel View (39th floor)
City Hall
Asian Art Museum
Lombard Street
Cable Car Museum
China Town
Castro
Harvey Milk Plaza
The Embarcadero
Bay Bridge
Crouching Spider   sculpture
Skygate  sculpture
Pier 33  sea lions
Pier 39
Hard Rock Cafe
Aquarium of the Bay
Boudin Sourdough Bakery
Presidio of San Francisco
Golden Gate Park - Japanese Tea Garden
Queen Wilhelmina Garden
Park Chalet Restaurant - Brewery with nice food
California Academy of Sciences
Alcatraz
US Coast Guard Lighthouse 1909
View to SF and Golden Gate Bridge from Horseshoe Bay
Fort Point   close up of Golden Gate Bridge
Sausalito

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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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City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
261 Columbus Ave.

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Union Square
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Turning the cable car
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close to Laguna and Post
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