Posted on May 18, 2016May 18, 2016 by WillemTuesday/ another blue sky day Here are pictures from my day in San Francisco outside of working at the office. I’m a little late running out for lunch : the clock tower on the Ferry Building shows a quarter to one. The unofficial lunch time for office grunts like me is 12 noon to one. This is around 7.00 pm, and Street Car 1040 is going to take me from the Ferry Building to Fisherman’s Wharf where my hotel is. [From Wikipedia} This is a special streetcar in several ways. No. 1040 is the very last of almost 5,000 PCC streetcars manufactured in North America. It was delivered to Muni in 1952, completing an order of 25 PCCs from the venerable St. Louis Car Company. Of all the single-end PCCs in Muni’s current active fleet, it is the only one that has worked in San Francisco its entire life. This is a sunset scene around 8 pm at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, located next to the Fisherman’s Wharf. And Ghirardelli Square is right there as well. In 1893, Italy-born Domingo Ghirardelli purchased the entire city block in order to make it into the headquarters of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. The block houses some 40 specialty shops and restaurants, and parts of it were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.