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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Quintessential San Francisco ?

Ding, ding, ding!!!

A promise is a promise. I ran out and got you some cable car pictures. They're not the most artistic ones or the best ones, but there they are, as promised.

Chose promise, chose due. Je suis partie en courant vous chercher des photos de cable cars. Ce ne sont pas les photos les plus artistiques ni les meilleures, mais les voilà, comme promis.

This one is going down Powell St. See the happy people hanging on to them... mostly tourists, but not always.
Celui-là descends la rue Powell. Voyez les gens heureux, qui s'y accrochent... souvent des touristes, mais pas toujours.

Amazingly, nobody ever falls off...
Y'a jamais personne qui tombe, c'est incroyable ...

There it goes, making its way down towards Union Square ... ding, ding, ding!...
Le voilà qui descends vers Union Square ... ding, ding, ding!...

This one (above), I found on California Street.
Celui-là (ci-dessus), je l'ai trouvé sur la rue California.

Riding these things costs $3 (one way!) these days, but hey you get to feel like a little kid again ... For those of you who are interested in checking out the machinery that runs the system, go visit the Cable Car Museum at 1201 Mason St. (It's free.) If you can't make it in person, check out their online Photo Gallery anyway.

Pour monter dans ces trucs là, ça coute $3 (aller simple), mais on a l'impression de retomber en enfance, alors ça vaut le coup, je suppose... Pour ceux d'entre vous qui ont envie d'aller voir les rouages et machineries, allez visiter le Musée du Cable Car à 1201 Mason St. (L'entrée est gratuite.) Si vous ne pouvez pas venir sur place, allez quand même voir leur Gallerie Photo sur Internet.

Also, this is a cool interactive website where you can take a virtual ride and "drive" your own cable car (well sort of). (Requires Shockwave Player plugin for Windows/Sorry Mac users, you're on your own again! ;-) )

Aussi, ceci est un un site interactif sympa ou on peut se promener et "conduire" virtuellement un cable car (enfin presque). (Demande Shockwave Player plug-in pour Windows / Desolee, utilisateurs de Macs, encore une fois, je ne peux pas vous aider! ;-)

They go up, too!
Ils savent monter aussi.

By the way, here is the same cable car taken by a local who knows how to use a camera! Have a good week everybody, and see you soon!

Au fait, voici le même cable car pris par quelqu'un du coin qui sait se servir d'un appareil photo! Allez, bonne semaine tout le monde, et à tres bientot!


Blogger Sam said...

I want to ride a cable car!!!!
It looks like so much fun!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Voix said...

Those are great photos. Better to ride than walk thos hills!

1:55 PM  
Blogger brigetoun said...

le conduire non mais y monter j'aimerai bien. Je préfère vos photos

1:58 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

So tomate, do you have to speak spanish to ask for a ticket, or is english ok? (just thought I'd throw in a little controversy).

5:22 PM  
Blogger Pierre said...

Hi TF,
nice report, just looking at your pictures, I can feel the mild air on my face as I'm riding on the step!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Sam: it is a great deal of fun!

Michele: you're right, although you'd be surprised how you develop the appropriate muscles real quick when you have to go up and down the hills on a regular basis.

Brigetoun: Merci, Brigetoun, c'est bien gentil!

Michael: I don't think that's gonna work ;-) However, if you really insist, there was a demonstration today in San Francisco about the 4437 immigration bill:


A good things I didn't have my camera on me today or I might have made a post about it ;-)

There are some pictures there, too, and there was a video on kpix at:


At least it should be there, because I saw them shoot it under a little bit of rain.

I came up on it today when I was going to get some food and it all looked peacefull but very animated. No riots police out today, though.

Pierre: that's a lovely comment, thank you! I think your daily pictures of Venice are much better looking than mine :)

10:55 PM  
Blogger DoctorDentons said...

Ah yes...now we are back to normal.
When I first started riding the "cars" the fare was $0.25 and if you were in uniform there was no charge.

Thanks Tomate...great pics as usual.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

And to thing that we're soon gonna have that in Paris. I cannot wait! ;)

11:26 AM  
Blogger Mdx said...

It is amazing that no one falls off. You may have to rub those poles down with soap next time, would make for some great photos *evil grin*

11:49 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

Those cable cars are one reason why I absolutely have to travel to San Francisco sooner than later.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous querna said...

ça a l'air sympa !!! une promenade agréable !

10:28 PM  

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