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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Is Fleet Week in San Francisco again!

Blue Angels, San Francisco, October 2008

The Parade of Ships did not go as planned this year but the Blue Angels were present, and once again graced the skies with their skilled manoeuvers.

Every year you hear people complain that the planes are too loud, waste a lot gas and are only an instrument of propaganda for the Navy. Well, that may be true, but personally I love to see these guys up in the sky. And I am not the only one.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the Bay Area to gather up on the waterfront. Others stand on the rooftops, hang at the windows or perch themselves somewhere high up wherever they can, just to see them perform and cheer them on. This year was no exception.

This year, I found a nice little shady spot up on the hill right above the Fort Mason buildings.

The visibility was excellent today and we got to see some of the planes fly right under the Golden Gate Bridge a couple of times ... now that was pretty daring but oh, sooooo cool!

(From the roof of a building on Nob Hill, San Francisco)

Thanks for the fantastic show, guys, see you again next year!

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Blogger GutsyWriter said...

Have you seen the "Red Bull" sponsored shows?
I used to eat tomate farcie when I lived in Croissy-sur-Seine as a child and teenager. I loved it when the breadcrumbs and garlic and butter blob on top melted and became all crunchy.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Yes, I have, but not this year. This year, I attended the North Beach Italian Heritage celebration instead. I saw the Canadians Snowbirds from the corner of my eye, but didn't get very good shots of that because I was too far. These guys rock, too.

7:30 AM  
Blogger claude said...

I agree with you.
A day, several year ago we have the pleasure to watch in the sky the airshow of the Patrouille de France.
Near here there is a air base and amost every day we can see a couple of jets.
I like very this kind of show.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous from cali said...

You couldn't ask for clearer blue skies. Looks like you found yourself a nice spot there. The photos are really nice. SF is a beautiful city!

12:08 PM  
Blogger AphotoAday said...

Very cool...
And I know about your shaded spot behind Fort Mason -- I walked that route from the Marina Green to the Hyde Street Pier this afternoon... Had a fine time...

5:25 PM  
Blogger Louis la Vache said...

Oh! You had a great perch for Fleet Week!

"Louis" will begin a Fleet Week series on Sunday.

6:39 AM  
Blogger claude said...

French speed limits :
50km/h in town
90 km/h on the roads
and 130 km/h on speeways (110 when it's rain).
In next june when our "chauffeur" "James" The husband of my friend Julia will not drive so fast.

6:00 AM  

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