We arrived a few days before the tour started and we did some exploring on our own. We also met some friends from Brisbane and had dinner with them.
We stayed in Le Meridian Hotel, which was close to the bay and the Ferry Building, which has many niice eateries and food shops.
We could see the Bay Bridge from our room. After a rest we went for awalk down this road to the Ferry Building.
On the way we saw this interesting fountain and ......
some funny sculptures.....
I searched for info on this one but couldn't find any plaque, I liked it.
We headed back to the hotel via the Embarcaldera Centre, which comprised of 4 blocks of buildings containing shops, banks, resaurants etc. similar to a mall.
We could walk all the way back to our hotel without going on the streets.
There were overpasses from one building to the next, where we watched the busy streets of San Francisco.
We returned to our room and.......
watched the sunset. Later we walked to Union Square and met John and Denise from Brisbane for dinner. They were on their way to Vancouver. It was funny meeting friends for dinner on the other side of the world.