Niko’s travelogue

San Francisco in the Early Morning Hours

Photo Essay written 16 July 2008

The city no tourist will get to see... or at least bother getting up to see...

Empty Streets of SF #6

Empty Streets of SF #6

Experience SF that you will probably never bother getting up early enough to see... even Chinatown was deep asleep.

Empty Streets of SF #5

Empty Streets of SF #5

Experience SF that you will probably never bother getting up early enough to see...

Looking up into the fog from the base of the Transamerica Tower in downtown SF.

Empty Streets of SF #3

Empty Streets of SF #3

Experience SF that you will probably never bother getting up early enough to see...

Empty Streets of SF #2

Empty Streets of SF #2

Experience SF that you will probably never bother getting up early enough to see...

Empty Streets of SF #1

Empty Streets of SF #1

Experience SF that you will probably never bother getting up early enough to see...

Classic cafe

Classic cafe

Balzac's spacious store is empty in the summer months when all of the visitors are enjoying the outdoor patio, but fills up in the cold Toronto winter months.

Sunny day in Victoria

Sunny day in Victoria

Fairmont Empress is definitely the best situated hotel, facing the city harbour and the provincial Legislature.

Early morning hours

Early morning hours

Early morning hours are my favourite time of the day to explore a city. In most European cities smell of baking bread will guide you to a neighbourhood bakery like a magnet. I was not surprised to see a delivery truck delivering goods to a bakery at 5 am.

College Street

College Street

Head down to the picturesque College Street in the heart of Toronto's Little Italy to find some great Italian restaurants and gelato.