San Francisco

Day 4 saw The Man and I head from my brother’s place (about an hour out in the suburbs) into the city. Being only a few days before Christmas it was abuzz with carols, shoppers and families enjoying the skating rink.

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San Francisco

We then headed to SFMOMA – we weren’t allowed to take photos but we did grab a few shots on The Man’s phone of the cafe and sculpture garden.

San Francisco

San Francisco

Two years ago, I wrote a blog post about cakes inspired by art. A couple of lovely readers let us know that one of the examples – a Mondrian-inspired cake – was available at SFMOMA. I remembered the comments and make it a must-do while we were there! I can report that it was as tasty as it looks (good coffee, too).

San Francisco

San Francisco

I promise cake wasn’t our only reason to visit – the gallery itself was brilliant. If you were thinking of going, do it very soon or you’ll have to wait a couple of years as they are about to close for serious renovations.

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San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

One of the good things about spending such a long time in one place was that we had plenty of unscheduled time to simply wander around taking in the city. We finished up the day by walking down to the wharf as dusk fell.

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San Francisco

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San Francisco

Unfortunately they’re in the midst of building works, so it wasn’t as picturesque as we would have hoped, but the lit-up bridge and all the Christmas lights were still really pretty.

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Old fire trucks evidently off to deliver toys to charity for Christmas.

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The Bay Bridge and a new memorial to commemorate those who died building it.

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San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

We had planned to find a good clam chowder for dinner but we were still full from our late lunch (quesadillas and nachos, if you were wondering!) so instead we parked ourselves in a wine bar and had a couple of glasses of rather nice red.

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