September 11, 2009

San Francisco - Coit Tower

On our trip to San Francisco earlier this year, one day we took the ferry: Across the bay to the city: Where we took a cable car, made our way to Telegraph Hill and found the stairs to Coit Tower:
We climbed up, up, up, past pocket gardens and funky houses, and were suddenly startled by the raucous calls of the feral parrots in the trees:

Until at last we reached Coit Tower:

We took the elevator to the top, where we enjoyed the views of the city:
And the bay:

But best of all were the PWAP murals from the 1930's that were very controversial in their time, as they were thought to invoke socialist ideas and celebrate workers like these
fruit pickers: And flower pickers:

A street scene:

Canning industry workers:
And the huddled masses, yearning to break free of the Great Depression:

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