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Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Story Challenge: L is for Lands’ End, San Francisco

It’s Tuesday in our part of the world. Time for us to join Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Challenge. Letter this week is L, and I choose to feature the photographs that my husband and I have taken from Lands’ End, in San Francisco.

I am very fortunate to have a good friend who lives in San Francisco who would make each one of our visits exceedingly special. She was the one who introduced me to Green Apple the first time we visited San Francisco in 2009, brought us to Baker Beach, and the Palace of Fine Arts (among others). She brought me to De Young Museum in 2010 and introduced us to Philz Coffee and Paulette’s French macarons early in 2011. When we visited this year, she brought us to this Food Truck Festival that happens once a week in their lovely city and indulged me yet again to pay a short visit to Green Apple. I recalled that in January 2011, she also brought us hiking to Lands’ End. Here are a few of our pictures from that brief walk/hike in this fantabulous city.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…” 
― John Muir

“Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can’t fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance.” 
― Jack KerouacThe Dharma Bums

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” 
― Friedrich NietzscheTwilight of the Idols

I call this my “Huldra in the Woods” moment – photo taken by my husband – Land’s End, San Francisco

“The stones were sharp,
The wind came at my back;
Walking along the highway, 
Mincing like a cat.” 
― Theodore Roethke

View of the San Francisco Bridge from Lands End

“I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.” 
― T.S. EliotThe Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

One of my best girlfriends, Charlene, my younger soul sister, who now lives in San Francisco.

“Home is everything you can walk to.”
― Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

5 comments on “Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Story Challenge: L is for Lands’ End, San Francisco

  1. Wonderful entry for challenge.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  2. “…you just can’t fall
    when you get into
    the rhythm of the dance.”
    ― Jack Kerouac
    P.S.:
    thank you, Myra, for your elaborated comment at
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/story-challenge-letter-l/

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  3. What a gorgeous place and view! Your images are beautiful!

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  4. That’s a pretty scary sign! I love the Huldra in the Woods picture!

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