Gandhi in San Francisco

Gandhi in San Francisco you ask? Yes, there is a statue of Mahatma Gandhi tucked away in one corner of San Francisco’s Ferry Building. You may miss it if since it is located a little away from where folks sit on the bay and watch the water, boats and the traffic on bay bridge. In fact, I almost missed it the first time. I discovered it the second time when I stepped out of Sur La Table, the speciality kitchen store and spotted the statue. A couple of days ago it was his birthday (Oct 2), and I happened to be in the Ferry Building and decided to go pay him a visit.

Here is a collage of pictures from the Ferry Building area along with the wonderful view of the San Francisco bay bridge that connects San Francisco to East bay towns like Berkeley and Oakland.

If you happen to be in San Francicso’s Market Street area walk down to the bottom of the street towards the bay and  you will see the Ferry Building. And inside the building are a cluster of food shops and restaurants like Cowgirl Creamery, Strauss Family Creamery, Blue Bottle Coffee, Acme Bread, Frog Hollow Farm and much, much more. And if you are lucky, you may just be able to visit the wonderful Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.

Tucked at the back of the building are a bunch of benches, where you can sit and watch the boats come and go or simply enjoy the sun sitting by the dock of the bay.And by the way remember that famous song Sitting By The Dock of the Bay of Otis Redding? He wrote that sitting by the dock of the bay in Sausalito, which is just yonder across the bay.

If you are in the mood, to visit Sausalito  you can jump into one of those ferry boats and go over this picturesque town and sip your coffee sitting by the dock of the bay in Sausalito.