Yesterday afternoon Alan & I decided to make our way towards downtown to finally see Coit Tower. Coit Tower is a huge tourist destination in San Francisco that neither of us have ever seen before. Of course, we can see it from several spots in the city, for it stands very tall and prominently on Telegraph Hill. I was never sure what the purpose for Coit Tower was before, but now I know that it doesn't do much more than stand as a monument to a very rich lady and offer a spectacular view of the Bay. One interesting tidbit, however, is that it was built by funds from a lady named Lillie Hitchcock Coit, who came to San Francisco from Kentucky in the early part of the century! For more information and history about Coit Tower, click the link above.
After browsing around Telegraph Hill we made our way towards home, passing through North Beach and Chinatown. I've been through both of these places numerous times, but I always find it neat that in the time it takes to cross about 10 blocks you feel like you have traveled through two different far away lands!
Here is a short film of pictures and videos we took along our journey. I hope you enjoy. Have a great start to the week, bloggy friends!