Across the pond


From as way back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to go to America. My flight of fancy, was just a pipe dream. I never wanted to do Disney. I wanted to see San Francisco, I wanted to see cable, cars, the hills of San Francisco.

My flight of fancy became reality back in May 2015. We toured the West Coast. Our trip started in San Francisco.

San Francisco

And I was in complete awe when we visited the Palace of Fine Arts. The architecture was out of this world. A friend of mine from Facebook, told me to visit the Palace of Fine Arts, she told me it was spectacular and boy it sure was.

Yosemite

After spending three nights in San Francisco, we headed to Merced where we then travelled on to Yosemite.

These are two of the places, that I wanted to see so much…. But our journey didn’t end just there we also took in the sights of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, the Grand Canyon, and spent a night on the Queen Mary at Long Beach.

My flight of fantasy, which was just a pipe dream… turned into reality 7 years ago, when we landed at San Francisco International Airport.

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30 responses to “Across the pond”

  1. Oh, fabulous. I was immediately sucked in by your header photo. Hope to see more where these came from!

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  2. Excellent photos, Bren! I was here in ’15, too bad we didn’t meet!

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    1. Thank you xx Such a shame we didn’t get to meet xx

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  3. Love to see the US through the eyes of visitors Bren. These are wonderful. I too love the Palace of Fine Arts but you’re fortunate to have a friend recommend it as most visitors miss it. your images of it are beautiful. And I love the perspective from which you took the golden gate bridge, don’t think I’ve ever seen it shown that way. Terrific choice for the week.

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    1. Thank you Tina xx I don’t think it was on the tour guide’s agenda.. Until he asked us are they any places we have heard of and would like to see.

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  4. Wonderful places, I liked the shots of Yosemite.

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    1. Thank you… I wish we could have stayed there longer.

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  5. As always, excellent photography. I truly love that opening photo. The tall ship captured my attention, but the other historic ships drew me into the image.
    I’m sure the memories and photographs of your flight of fancy will be with you forever.

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    1. Thank you xx Yes… I just want to go back… but lately I’ve heard that San Francisco isn’t as safe as it used to be. Next time we save enough, we might go to the East Coast.

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      1. San Francisco has its challenges, for sure. We visited about a year ago and were warned about some of the things to watch out for.

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        1. It is such a shame because it is a beautiful city..

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  6. GREAT photos, color and other, suitably enhanced. Excellent.

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  7. Bren, I’m so glad you had the opportunity to visit the West Coast. Your images are beautiful. It’s always a treat to view your home area through someone else’s lens.

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    1. Thank you Anne… It was a once in a lifetime holiday xx

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  8. A wonderful post, Bren and gorgeous photos, as always. Yes, next time go to the East Coast! (You can tell I’m from that part of the USA!). I can help with your itinerary list!

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    1. Thank you Patti… oh, thanks for that Patti. We had hoped to go in a couple of years… but that looks like it is being postponed due to the cost-of-living increase, along with extortionate gas, electric, food and fuel prices along with the rising interest rates.

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      1. It is difficult to save money now with all the increases in the cost of living. We’ll be ready with suggestions when you’re ready!

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  9. Such beautiful pictures Bren, especially your header shot!

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    1. Thank you so much xx

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  10. What beautiful lighting you’ve captured in all of these.

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  11. A beautiful post with excellent photography as usual! Happy to see and hear your dream came true!

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