“I Left My Heart…”

By HOWARD BERGER

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 23) — Tony Bennett nailed it, didn’t he?

My love waits there in San Francisco. Above the blue and windy sea.

The old crooner must have had a day like Monday in mind when he recorded his legendary song in January 1962. You could wait eons before enjoying such extraordinary weather at this time of year. It was actually hot at Fisherman’s Wharf — no wind; sunny and 73 Fahrenheit late in the afternoon. Absolutely perfect conditions for an hour–long cruise on San Francisco Bay and under the famed Golden Gate Bridge.

I had my son, Shane, and my trusty NIKON with me. 

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SPECTACULAR VIEW FROM WEST SIDE OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE.

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AMONG THE TRUE SYMBOLS OF SAN FRANCISCO IS THE 853–FOOT (43 STORY) TRANSAMERICA PYRAMID ON MONTGOMERY ST. IN THE CITY’S FINANCIAL DISTRICT. OPENED IN THE SUMMER OF 1972, IT IS THE TALLEST SKYSCRAPER IN SAN FRANCISCO.

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THE 4.46–MILE BAY BRIDGE CONNECTS SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND.

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PIER 39 IS THE TOURISM CENTER OF FISHERMAN’S WHARF.

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A COUPLE OF TOURISTS.

MORE PIER 39 SIGHTS…

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NOW YOU KNOW WHY THE NHL ONCE HAD A TEAM CALLED THE CALIFORNIA SEALS.

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UNDER THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

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LOOKING WESTWARD AT THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE ON AN EARLY–WINTER AFTERNOON.

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THE ROCK ?? — OTHERWISE KNOWN AS ALCATRAZ ISLAND — THE MOST NOTORIOUS FEDERAL PRISON IN THE UNITED STATES BETWEEN 1933 AND 1963.

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SAN FRANCISCO AND FIRST STRAND OF THE BAY BRIDGE.

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THE SHORE OF OAKLAND UNDERNEATH THE BAY BRIDGE.

SOME SPORTS… OF COURSE

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ALL OF THE BAY AREA’S PROFESSIONAL AND COLLEGE SPORTS TEAMS ARE REPRESENTED IN THIS REMARKABLE OUTLET ON PIER 39.

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ARGUABLY THE GAUDIEST JACKET I’VE EVER TRIED ON — $175.00 USD

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AND BASEBALL, TOO.

DUSK OVER SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Three views from my hotel balcony after 5 p.m. PST.

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