San Francisco–July 30, 2016

I took a trip to San Francisco with my brother and his wife. At Fisherman’s Wharf, we stopped at the Musée Mécanique, which has a large collection of coin-operated mechanical musical machines.

Large circus mechanical game Mechanical music box on left; horse and rider on right Mexican mechanical puppets Antebellum ball dance Farm scene Player piano roll Barn Dance mechanical diorama Old fortune teller mechanical device “Laughing Sal” (ugly mechanical figure in dress)

We also got some views of the wildlife at the wharf.

Sailboat on bay coit tower Pigeon on post at Pier 39 Sea Lion at Pier 39 Many sea lions on rafts at pier Sea lion looking to its right

From there, we went to Alcatraz Island. The audio tour is interesting, if a bit long. I won’t show you any pictures of prison cells; instead, the outdoor area has lots of interesting things to look at. (The second photo in the following set is a model of the island; the model is located near the boat boarding zone.

Alcatraz Island Model of Alcatraz island Bird sitting in foliage Plants with concentric petals Bird at right, foliage and rock at left Seagull on ledge overlooking bay Seagulls on ledge overlooking bay and ruined building Vegetation overgrowing ruins of warden's house