I do realize that San Francisco isn't really my city. I do consider it my second home, however, since my extended family lives out there. And since Unknown Mami, who runs this meme, is an SFO resident, I post this as a tribute to her city, as well.
Spent Turkey Day in the City by the Bay. Early on Black Friday, however, I exchanged the growing throngs down by Union Square for a solitary ride to the Marina District on the Powell Street Cable Car. These photos were shot on the return ride back to my hotel on the other side of downtown.
These manually operated civic gems have been cranking and clanging up and down SFO's hills since 1873. As you can see by the concentration etched in the grip man's face, powering the cable cars is no easy feat.
I'm always thrilled when I get to hitch a ride on these contraptions. Guess you could say my Friday morning Turkey Trot was a bit of an early Christmas present ~ to myself.