PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (FISHERMAN’S WHARF / GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE)

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street.

One of the busiest and well known tourist attractions in the western United States, Fisherman’s Wharf is best known for being the location of Pier 39, the Cannery Shopping Center, Ghirardelli Square, a Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum, the Musée Mécanique, Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf, and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Other attractions in Fisherman’s Wharf area are the Hyde Street Pier (part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park), the USS Pampanito, a decommissioned World War II era submarine, and the Balclutha, a 19th-century cargo ship. Nearby Pier 45 has a chapel in memory of the “Lost Fishermen” of San Francisco and Northern California.

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GGate

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the U.S. city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County, bridging both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

A city of hills, cable cars and “Rice-A-Roni”, use one of the above “sparks” to enflame your poetry.

 

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15 thoughts on “PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (FISHERMAN’S WHARF / GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE)

  1. William Preston

    SAN FRANCISCO

    The city had a fishy scent
    yet meant
    the height of elegance; it hurled
    the world
    of grace and serendipity
    to me,
    and now I think incessantly
    about the life I might have had.
    The city was a sometime cad
    yet meant the world to me.

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  2. July 21 – Golden Gate Bridge

    San Francisco at Light Speed

    On our way to a Hawaiian assignment
    After dropping our van off at port
    My brother picked us up for breakfast
    And a quick tour of the San Francisco area

    Did I say quick?

    Up and down the hills we flew
    He sure knew his way around
    All I can remember is the picture
    We quickly took at the Golden Gate Bridge
    Then off to the airport to catch our flight

    That was already boarding

    From the drop off point we ran
    No time to even say goodbye
    With a baby in a stroller and a nine year old
    Mama and I dragging the baggage
    We made it with two minutes to spare

    Two minutes to spare

    I still don’t remember much of the tour
    It went so fast it was all just a blur
    Maybe someday we’ll return our West
    And see what we saw in real time

    Next time I’ll take pictures

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  3. Rice-A-Roni

    The sixties Rice-A-Roni commercial
    Emblazoned on my mind
    The hills
    The bell
    The cable car
    The cheery jingle
    Rice-A-Roni a San Francisco Treat!
    Better than potatoes!
    I’ve never been to San Francisco.
    I’ve never tasted Rice-A-Roni.
    How did such a memorable commercial
    not motivate me to buy Rice-A-Roni?

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  5. So many inspiring directions to go…I could hear the whispers of lost fishermen. 🙂

    https://wordrustling.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/pier-45/

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  6. Fisherman’s Wharf

    Sea salt scent
    at Fisherman’s Wharf,
    seafood restaurants
    galore. Watch honking
    sea lions bathe on rocks.
    Take a tour of Alcatraz,
    looming ominously
    in the background.
    No sea salt scent
    permeates those cells.

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    • I visited there years ago, and can still see the harbor seals bobbing in the water bear the ferry Eureka. This poem brought that all back. Love it.

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  7. ODE TO TONY BENNETT

    Dear Benedetto,
    Rest easy, I found your heart
    at Fisherman’s Wharf!
    The calamari smells fresh!
    Not so your cardio!

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