Cable cars, Ripley´s Believe it or Not & Museum of Modern Art
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I took the cable car from Powel and Market to Bay and Taylor Sts. The costs is $5 p.p and it was kind of confusing the first time ´cause i tought there were stops... but no.. you just had to go there and jump in when the cars stop in the red traffic lights or flat intersections.
Once i got at Fisherman´s Wharf i did a nice walk in the halls to see the products from the sea that they prepare, they have fish and chips, clam chowder, and lots more. So while i enjoyed of my calamary and chips i also went to Pier 39 which is kind of touristy... they have a lot of restaurants and shops there, i was interrupted by a girl who offered me choose and open some oysters to get a pearl... it was really hard to get rid of her hahaha. Close by there´s the Acquarium by the Sea but i didn´t get inside to this one.
I booked my trip to Alcatraz for the day after. The tours run only until 13.30 so it´s better that you book in advance, normally they are sold out for the day.
I found the Ripley´s Believe it or not Museum so for $14 i got to see what they had there. It was fun!
At night as every thursday there´s the museum nights... so i decided to go to the SFO MOMA at 20.00 they usually charge half price but somehow they didn´t charge me anything.. the guy at the cashier was so nice and gave me a free ticket. I loved the museum!
In the first floor i found famouns paintings from Picasso, Piet Mondrian among others. On the 2nd floor abstract paintings, which was also nice altough sometimes i don´t understand some spots of ink on the wall. On the 3rd. floor there was this exhibition of photography which personally i didn´t find it too outstanding, the pictures just seemed home made, well some of them.. specially huge ones. Anyway.. art is somehow a bit hard to understand sometimes.
What i really loved was their exhibition on the 5th. floor of Olafur Eliasson, an artist from Island who uses a very interesting and new technique to express his work. He uses water, lights, glasses, fibers, tunnels, balconies,... so you could actually really experience his work. It´s definetly a must to see. You can check his work at http://www.sfmoma.org/eliasson/data/index.html