Camera across America #1 San Francisco

{Power outage in San Francisco}

Today, Friday, has been a very strange day! Breakfast at Tad’s Steakhouse off Union Square was a full American swiftly followed by a mass power outage at 9am that left 100,000 homes without electricity and the whole of central San Francisco without power. Shops, restaurants, coffee bars, diners all closed their doors …….. Which remained closed till power returned at around 3pm. By that time the news had spread that Los Angeles and New York City had suffered similar outages described as “a coincidence”!
This ruined our plans for the day with the major part being to visit the Museum of Asian Art.
As well as the closures mentioned, offices closed too with workers scrambling for taxis as the electric trams and cable cars stopped working or just sitting out in the sunshine of Union Square and surrounds. We sat in the Square for hours too and took a few “street photos”. Hope you like them. Tomorrow an early start to our rail journey to Merced for Yosemite national park.


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13 replies

  1. That’s too bad all the shops closed. It would have been a great opportunity to walk down to Chinatown or the Embarcadero. At least there would be some scenery, though Union Square itself can be quite the scene. Hope the rest of the journey went smoothly! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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  2. I couldn´t imagine a mass power outage could last that long in a city like San Francisco! At least you got to take some spontaneous wonderful shots! #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  3. How incredibly chaotic for the city when there is a power outage! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard!

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  4. That must have been a little scary! I was in NYC but luckily didn’t even hear about a power issue. #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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  5. Can’t believe the power cut !!
    Hope the rest of the trip goes well

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  6. Very strange feeling sitting in Union Square in San Francisco.

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  7. Beautiful street life photos. Sorry to hear your plan for the day getting ruined – know how much you were both looking forward to the Museum of Asian Art.
    But what an adventure and how wonderful to sit and watch San Francisco street life for a few hours. A gallery itself!!!

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  8. Must have been a surreal experience with the power outage! Hope it’s a smooth transition to the next stage of the adventure. Look out for Yogi and Boo-Boo at Yosemite!! 🐻 🐻

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