If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram already then you saw I recently made a little getaway with my boyfriend to my favorite neighbor city, San Francisco. We wanted to get out and do something a little bit fun for the long weekend but neither of us remembered to make plans ahead of time. Instead of giving up, we booked a room in a hotel nearby that overlooked the city. After my boyfriend’s work-friend BBQ, we headed up and got there just in time to snap some photos of the gorgeous sunset.
It was really neat watching the Sun set through the glass of our room. We stayed on the twenty-third floor so we had a great view for it. It was nice to listen to the city sounds below us and see birds flying by. At first we were disappointed that the windows weren’t cleaner (San Francisco is a very dirty city, like most big cities in America) but the extra texture really added to my photos. I enjoyed playing around with the settings, the reflection, and the texture of the window in order to take some really pretty pictures that represented the way my eyes were seeing things.
After taking some photos and resting a bit, we headed out to Dunya wine bar and restuarant for some Mediterranean food and wine. I tried their falafel (sans non-Vegan tahini) and a couple of their reds: a tempranillo (El Quintanal, Spain) which was underwhelming and a carménère (Casas Patronales, Chile) which was much better and actually really delicious. The falafel is generally served with a lot of tahini (probably because it is a little on the dry side) but, even though I ate mine without the sauce, it was very flavorful and really hit the spot. We headed back to our hotel room and enjoyed the city sounds and lights. My favorite part was watching the Moon slowly hang lower and lower in the sky.
Have you ever played tourist in a nearby city? Where did you go and what did you do?