My World #68: I Left My Heart (Just kidding)

12 Apr

It was a rare sunny day in the city by the bay, still clear when typically the fog should’ve rolled in and covered the city like a thick blanket of cold.  But why do I feel a tinge of sadness at this picture of two women, who came to to Land’s End to bask in the sun alone.  I haven’t seen their faces, I walked past them to continue with my walk, but the image they created with the Golden Gate in the background left an indelible mark on my brain.  Time’s like this I wish I was born a poet.

Walking towards the car, I took another look at the bridge and another image interested me and so I snapped it.  Again I have not seen her face, but somehow the photograph also exudes a little bit of melancholy.  What do you think?  Whoever said SF is a romantic city may have not been to Land’s End.

I’m just shooting from the hip here.  Sometimes I may have an overactive imagination.

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Posted by on April 12, 2010 in Uncategorized


33 responses to “My World #68: I Left My Heart (Just kidding)

  1. docgelo

    April 12, 2010 at 9:55 am

    a lot of drama in your photos here! 🙂
    i miss san francisco too. when can i ride those cable cars again? when will i take afternoon strolls at the union square again? *sigh* haha!

  2. Alicesg

    April 12, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Very beautiful scenery. Love the way you capture the famous bridge.

  3. Esther Garvi

    April 12, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Sunshine does so much to enhance to feeling, makes us all wish we were poets!!

  4. Catherine

    April 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    lovely shots – they speak to me more of undisturbed contemplation rather than melancholy…

    • ewok1993

      April 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      love your take on these images.

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood

    April 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Love your captures and I do love that bridge and along with those, I, too, love your take on these images. It may just me, but I too sense a feeling of melancholy/loneliness. Doesn’t take away from the beauty though! Hope you have a great week!


  6. Rob Inukshuk

    April 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I love those 2 shots and they are exactly the sort of thing to get my imagination all fired up wondering what they’re all about.

  7. Carver

    April 12, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    These are great San Francisco shots. They do capture the imagination although I don’t see them as melancholy. I think they can be interpreted a lot of different ways which is fun. I can see how they could be seen as lonely or pensive although I see them more as peaceful and soaking up the beautiful day.

  8. lightbluelife

    April 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    you captured an interesting subject here….i wonder the girl on the second picture what was she thinking?hmmmmm,makes me wonder?

  9. Martha Z

    April 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    One could make up many stories to go with the pictures, mostly melancholy. But who wants to be melancholy with such a beautiful sky and view?

  10. Al

    April 12, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I love the photos. Maybe they were just enjoying that rare sunshine!

  11. Indrani

    April 13, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Loved reading your thoughts with these shots.

  12. Fishing Guy

    April 13, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Ewok: Wondrous shots of one of the ten modern marvels.

  13. Ebie

    April 13, 2010 at 3:19 am

    I love your city by the bay. These photos “paint a thousand words”!

  14. Rajesh

    April 13, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Beautiful shots. The view of Golden Gate is fantastic.

  15. magiceye

    April 13, 2010 at 4:06 am

    beauty can be melancholic…

  16. Randi, Sweden

    April 13, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Great captures of San Francisco. The view is absolutely fantastic!

  17. ann chin

    April 13, 2010 at 6:32 am

    yes, I left my heart there too, in 1977. LOL

  18. luna miranda

    April 13, 2010 at 7:08 am

    i’ll never get tired of SFo photos. these women probably needed some alone time. i could be one of these women because enjoy solitude, especially with this fabulous view.

  19. Jossie

    April 13, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Your pictures makes one wonder. Would be a good object for a novel. Teacher showes photos and students write a (their) story.

  20. Artlover

    April 13, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Nice view and a good thing you have got the people who watch on it.

  21. Willa

    April 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    The first time I saw the Golden Gate, I was still amazed and can’t believed that the bridge I only saw in books and magazine was there, right in front of me. 🙂
    My World Tuesday

  22. Riet

    April 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful pictures and yes they say something. Thank you for sharing

  23. Regina

    April 13, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Beautiful and awesome captures!

  24. Regina

    April 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    One of my favorite place in the world. Wonderful captures.

  25. carolynUSA

    April 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I have been to that spot with friends and still felt some loneliness as I stood there gazing at the scene before me. It took a little while driving up the road towards Muir Woods to get over it. And, I live in California and I am used to this scene. It hits me every time…don’t know why, either.

    It must have been a fair day…none of these women are wearing a sweater or even long sleeves! How perfect is that?

    You captured some fabulous scenes.

  26. maryt/theteach

    April 13, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    You are a poet, ewok! And a photographer! 🙂

  27. Annelie

    April 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Looks really relaxing, nice pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Arija

    April 13, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    You’re just kidding, but I really did, my heart has been in SanFrancisco since 1976. Thanks for the reminder.

  29. seniorhiker

    April 14, 2010 at 3:07 am

    I’m not sure these women are melancholy, but they are definitely deep in thought. These are wonderful pictures.

  30. zeal4adventure

    April 14, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Yeah, I do feel a sense of sadness in those photos too. It seems unfathomable how one can feel melancholic in such a beautiful scene but having lived there for a year, I know that it is possible. I missed home so much then, it was crazy… maybe they miss home too. Heehee! SF, however, has remained one of my favorite cities.

  31. Laura Hegfield

    April 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    beautiful 🙂

  32. Wren

    April 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    We all enjoy people watching, and imagining the stories that walk beside the people is the most fun part. These are great photos. I get more a sense of peace than melancholy, but I was not present and you were. Who knows what your other senses were detecting, that the photo cannot convey?


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