Thursday, April 03, 2008

sketchcrawl 18: hyde street pier, sf

Saturday, March 29th, was worldwide sketchcrawl 18. I met with the local contingent at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. Click the images to see them larger.

I headed down the hill to the Hyde Street pier to see the historic ships. It was cold and windy where I caught this view of the stern of the Balclutha, a square-rigger from Glasgow. In the distance you can see both the Transamerica Tower and Ghirardelli Square.

Anyone who didn't pay the $5 to board the ships was missing out. I wish I could have drawn everything but I was having too much fun exploring around. Here are some spot observations from the Balclutha and a view of the Hercules, a steam tug.

Here is a view of the steam engine at the heart of Eureka, a ferry boat, and a father and daughter, below me, listening to the docent explaining how it all worked. I think the old guy was dozing off behind his sunglasses. The lower deck is something of an antique car museum. Here is a 1930 Graham Paige sedan and a sliver of a ford truck.

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