Visit San Francisco’s Embarcadero with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the ferry building at San Francisco’s embarcadero. The ferry building was built in 1898 and survived the 1906 earthquake. In the early 1900s the pedestrian plaza outside of the ferry building was one of the busiest pedestrian areas in the world but the opening of the bay bridge caused the area to fall into disuse. The embarcadero freeway cut off this area from downtown which increased its isolation. After the 1989 Loma Prieda earthquake the embarcadero freeway was condemned and torn down. Since then the area has been rejuvenated. Now it is the home for restaurants and high end food stores and hosts a farmers market and arts and crafts fair.
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Jenny & DaveSays:
April 5th, 2009 at 9:10 am
Enjoyed watching this, you do a great job of capturing the energy and quality of what it feels to enjoy the Ferry Building. Looking forward to checking out more of your site. Following you on twitter now, too!
Jenny & Dave