I read a blog post one day from a local San Franciscan claiming that no locals would be caught enjoying the charms and the beauty of the waterfront area or the Embarcadero. Technically, I am not a local San Franciscan. I am from the East Bay, but I feel like a local. And I have no qualms about mingling with tourists on a pleasant day to enjoy the waterfront and take photos. And tourists could tell that we are locals because we often get stopped for directions and such. I have a question to ask: Do you go to the most touristy spots in your hometown and do as the tourists do?
Here’s my contribution to this week’s WINDOW VIEWS AND DOORS TOO meme. A store along the waterfront. It caught my eyes and my lens because of the attractive color combination.
March 24, 2010 at 8:14 pm
ewok, i don’t mind going to touristy areas in NYC… And I love giving directions and answering qustions. 🙂
March 24, 2010 at 10:26 pm
My town isn’t touristy, but when I go back to Toronto, I enjoy feeling a sense of ownership of the tourist places I [re]visit.
I have a thing for typography, and I really like this font on the store! Unusual.
March 24, 2010 at 11:28 pm
I love the colors though. It is not the usual combination but it does turn out really nice. Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!
Windows&Doors~The blue door
March 24, 2010 at 11:46 pm
What a great little store! I really like this kind of architecture!
March 25, 2010 at 1:03 am
I love the colors and the downright cheerful sunlight!
March 25, 2010 at 1:25 am
Neat photo, I do sometimes go to the touristy spots but there isnt too many here in SE Kansas.
March 25, 2010 at 4:51 am
Delightful shop windows! And, yes, we visit some of the tourist places around Maryland, especially when the grandkids visit. And we live in a grand place for historical visits, with revolutionary and civil war sites nearby, and with Washington, DC and hour away. But one of my favorite places to do the touristy stuff is Fisherman’s Wharf!
March 25, 2010 at 11:41 am
Intriguing, charming little building! It seems welcoming with that bay window and touches of yellow!
March 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm
I live in Eureka now and it’s not really all that touristy (yay!), but i’m from Nashville, and when I feel like going into the city, the tourist spots are pretty darn entertaining (especially in nashville)! 🙂 and who doesn’t like the SF waterfront?!
March 26, 2010 at 4:26 am
We don’t have any touristy spots in our little town, but I do go to the tourist places in Nashville when we get over there.