Sunset in Portsmouth & San Francisco

Two of my favorite places on this planet are Portsmouth, NH (which I think you all know), and San Francisco, CA.  Both wonderful places to be for any reason – both of which share the ability to host beautiful sunsets.  I was lucky to snap both shots featured in today’s post, and as I was going through the archives…each reminded me of the other.  One taken along the shores of Prescott Park, the other taken from the Mark Hopkins hotel.

A very happy Thanksgiving to all!  I hope you get a chance to enjoy some good food and some quality time with those who are near and dear.

Sunset at the Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco

A post last week featured some shots taken from the Marin Headlands during a lovely sunset in San Francisco. Today I thought I’d share more shots from that evening, not so tightly cropped on the bridge and the moon.  The sun creeping around the corner of the headlands was great to slowly watch disappear, and the setting sun’s light on the red bridge is incomparable.  I’ll share a cliche shot of the entire bridge sometime soon too.

Sunset at the Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco

A post last week featured some shots taken from the Marin Headlands during a lovely sunset in San Francisco. Today I thought I’d share more shots from that evening, not so tightly cropped on the bridge and the moon.  The sun creeping around the corner of the headlands was great to slowly watch disappear, and the setting sun’s light on the red bridge is incomparable.  I’ll share a cliche shot of the entire bridge sometime soon too.

The Fairmont Hotel | San Francisco

The Fairmont Hotel sits atop Nob Hill in San Francisco near the Financial District and Union Square.  The building occupies an entire city block and was nearly completed before the historic earthquake hit the city in 1906 – prompting an overhaul to its interior before it ever opened.  The very stately building (and original hotel of The Fairmont brand) is neighbored by other hotels in the Nob Hill area and the very exclusive Union Pacific Club.

Would love to get an invite to check the place out.  This particular Saturday night was very busy at the hotel’s entrance, and each shot I snapped had some headlights/tail lights in the shot, and I liked the vibe it gave. Below is a shot from Sacramento Street and gives a better scale to the size of the property.

The Fairmont Hotel | San Francisco

The Fairmont Hotel sits atop Nob Hill in San Francisco near the Financial District and Union Square.  The building occupies an entire city block and was nearly completed before the historic earthquake hit the city in 1906 – prompting an overhaul to its interior before it ever opened.  The very stately building (and original hotel of The Fairmont brand) is neighbored by other hotels in the Nob Hill area and the very exclusive Union Pacific Club.

Would love to get an invite to check the place out.  This particular Saturday night was very busy at the hotel’s entrance, and each shot I snapped had some headlights/tail lights in the shot, and I liked the vibe it gave. Below is a shot from Sacramento Street and gives a better scale to the size of the property.

Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic creations that resides in San Francisco.  Words and photos do it no justice – if you ever have the chance, make the trek to the Marin Headlands and look back over the bridge and the city looming in the background.  After spending about an hour watching the sun set behind the headlands, we caught the last of the sun retreating against the bridge and the city…see below.

Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic creations that resides in San Francisco.  Words and photos do it no justice – if you ever have the chance, make the trek to the Marin Headlands and look back over the bridge and the city looming in the background.  After spending about an hour watching the sun set behind the headlands, we caught the last of the sun retreating against the bridge and the city…see below.

Transamerica Pyramid | The Daily San Francisco Part II

The iconic Transamerica Pyramid is visible from many parts of the city.  The building, which was finished in 1972, faced much opposition throughout its planning stages – probably due to the structure’s stark contrast against the traditional architecture of San Francisco.  I think it looks especially cool with the retreating sun on its peak.

Transamerica Pyramid | The Daily San Francisco Part II

The iconic Transamerica Pyramid is visible from many parts of the city.  The building, which was finished in 1972, faced much opposition throughout its planning stages – probably due to the structure’s stark contrast against the traditional architecture of San Francisco.  I think it looks especially cool with the retreating sun on its peak.

The Daily San Francisco | Part I

San Francisco is another amazing place, much beloved to many just like Portsmouth.  I’m lucky to be spending a week with my older brother and sister in-law (and the their new addition – baby Norah) at their apartment in the city, which overlooks the infamous Alcatraz and the beautiful Coit Tower.

The shots above capture the view from the back of their place…always changing with the daylight and the fog. More to follow throughout the week, I hope you’ll humor me by visiting – even though it’s not quite The Daily Portsmouth.