Pictures speak a million words.  Going by that thought going forward I plan to include photo travel blogs on Composed Volcano. If the shutterbug in you is urging you to send me your travel pics, please do 🙂

RishiMenon, a brilliant photographer (by hobby)and Suchi, his beautiful wife have many a tales to share from their innumerable travels.  Here are few snapshots from San Francisco,California taken by Rishi.

San Francisco, the city by the bay is a popular international tourist destination

1.    San Francisco is a well known cultural icon and engineering marvel

Golden gate Bridge San Francisco Pic Credit Rishi Menon

2. The San Francisco cable car runs up and down the hilly streets paying tribute to the history of the city

Cablecar Pic Credit: Rishi Menon

3. Chinatown in San Francisco is the oldest Chinatown in North America and also the largest Chinese community outside Asia

Chinatown San Francisco Pic credit: Rishi Menon
4. The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco often enveloped in fog

Golden gate Bridge San Francisco Pic credit: Rishi Menon

5. The San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival celebrates the Eastern influence on the city

Chinese-New-Year Pic credit: Rishi Menon

6. San Francisco’s famous Lombard Street – known as America’s crookedest street

Crooked Street San Francisco Pic credit: Rishi Menon

7. Sea Lions basking on Pier 39 in San Francisco near the Fisherman’s Wharf

Pier39 Pic credit: Rishi Menon

8. Sausalito – The picturesque waterfront community near Golden Gate San Francisco

Sausalito Pic Credit: Rishi Menon

9. Alcatraz Island is isolated from the outside by the cold, strong, hazardous currents of the waters of San Francisco Bay and was used to house Civil War prisoners as early as 1861

Alcatraz Prison Pic Credit: Rishi Menon

10.Alcatraz Island also known as “The Rock” served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison and a Federal prison

Alcatraz Prison Pic Credit: Rishi Menon

11. A night eerie shot of Alcatraz Island

Pic Credit: Rishi Menon

12. The cells inside Alcatraz Island

the cells inside the Alcatraz prison Pic Credit: Rishi Menon

13. Twin Peaks in San Francisco which has a panoramic view of the city

Twin Peaks Pic Credit: Rishi Menon

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