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Asian Art Museum

It was time to pack up, and move to another hostel. I would take the bus to Fisherman's Wharf, and checked into the HI - Fisherman's Wharf. It was a much more scenic area, and nicer than the previous location. Then I went back to the Civil Center area, and visited the Asian Art Museum.

This museum was very extensive, with a lot to see. Obviously, I would not see everything, so no need to even try. So I just picked some sections, and focus on those, including the Korean exhibit. More about it in the review here. I had only 2 hours in this place, before the ballgame.

I left and rode the Muni streetcar to AT&T Park. This day would be a day game, and I arrived early, so I could spend time touring the exterior of the ballpark.

hoping for a home run ball
I walked to the marina, where boats arrive and drop people off, and along the way, a bunch of plaques on the ground, marking significant events in the ballpark's history, like the first game ever, division titles, and Barry Bonds "breaking" the all-time home-run record. It was a sunny and gorgeous day to stroll around the area, and for baseball too.

I went in the ballpark, and the same section on the 3rd level. My seat was in sunlight, so I moved to the back row to sit in the shade. If happened to be someone's seat, I would move. I have to say, a great view from my seat, and even better in the daytime. The blue water and seeing boats passing by, making it a great setting. And I did get some garlic fries, dipping them into ranch, which tasted so good.

The third game between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, as I hoped to see at least 1 win from the home team.
me at Lombard Street
Well, I knew it would not happen, when the Cubs scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning. The Giants got one of those runs back in the bottom 3rd inning, only to give it back in the next inning to the Cubs. Once again, the Giants just could not get anything going with their bats. The Cubs win again, by a score of 6-2. So I would not see a single Giants win.

I left the ballpark, and went to Powell St, to hop on the cable car. Then rode that to the Russian and Nob Hills neighborhood, which was an affluent area. I would walk up the steps of the Ina Coolbrith Park. Named after a San Francisco poet and writer, this park was up along a hill. Some of the houses only accessible by the stairs, plus getting a great view of the city and the bay. Going up these steps, definitely a walk in the park, but not easy.
view from Ina Coolbrith Park
I got to the top, which led me to a street there. Then I continued walking around, up and down hills with sore feet.

I got to Lombard Street, the most crookedest street in the world. It has very sharp turns, going down a hill. Not sure if I want to attempt to drive on it. I looked at it at the bottom, dodging traffic in the process. Then went up the stairs on the side. Interesting to see tourists trying to get a good spot, to snap a great photo of the street.

I rode the cable car back to Union Square, then a bus to the Pacific Heights and Japantown area. But by the time I got there, it was too dark to really see anything. So I just went back to the hostel. As it turned out, I would be staying in a room that was co-ed. Never expected that in the US. The room had 24 beds, and yeah, I got the bottom bunk. Just relaxed the rest of the night. Next day, prison and football.

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Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum
hoping for a home run ball
hoping for a home run ball
me at Lombard Street
me at Lombard Street
view from Ina Coolbrith Park
view from Ina Coolbrith Park
Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum
Buddhist cauldron in Asian Art Mus…
Buddhist cauldron in Asian Art Mu…
throne in Asian Art Museum
throne in Asian Art Museum
chair in Asian Art Museum
chair in Asian Art Museum
Korean art in Asian Art Museum
Korean art in Asian Art Museum
Buddha statue in Asian Art Museum
Buddha statue in Asian Art Museum
Pioneer Monument
Pioneer Monument
statue of Orlando Cepeda
statue of Orlando Cepeda
entrance to AT&T Park
entrance to AT&T Park
outside of AT&T Park
outside of AT&T Park
statue of seal playing with baseba…
statue of seal playing with baseb…
Bonds with the home run record
Bonds with the home run record
unveiled this day
unveiled this day
2007 All-Star game
2007 All-Star game
2002 NL Champions (lost in World S…
2002 NL Champions (lost in World …
side of AT&T Park, by the bay
side of AT&T Park, by the bay
the bay
the bay
AT&T Park (across the water)
AT&T Park (across the water)
me in front of entrance
me in front of entrance
AT&T Park
AT&T Park
Giants vs. Cubs
Giants vs. Cubs
garlic fries
garlic fries
me at AT&T Park
me at AT&T Park
Ina Coolbrith Park
Ina Coolbrith Park
Ina Coolbrith Park
Ina Coolbrith Park
view from Ina Coolbrith Park
view from Ina Coolbrith Park
view from Ina Coolbrith Park
view from Ina Coolbrith Park
view of San Francisco
view of San Francisco
view of San Francisco
view of San Francisco
Lombard Street
Lombard Street
view from Lombard Street
view from Lombard Street
Lombard Street
Lombard Street
Lombard Street (view from top)
Lombard Street (view from top)
San Francisco Sights & Attractions review
Extensive collection of Asian art
The Asian Art Museum has one of the biggest collection of art from Asia, and focuses mainly art history from that part of the world. The admission… read entire review