I wasn't on vacation this week but I was traveling for work. My destination was the wonderful city of San Francisco where tourists were out in abundance. So that gave me a good jumping off point for this week's theme to celebrate all the folks taking their summer vacations.
I didn't have too much time for photo-snapping but managed to take this one of the iconic cable car.
And I'm wondering if you recognize this landmark from an unusual vantage point? (It's the TransAmerica Building.)
I found this great carousel on my way to dinner. The Zeum Carousel was created in 1906 making it over 100 years old! It is currently located in Yerba Buena Gardens but was originally planned for another park. Unfortunately, it could not be installed as planned due to the earthquake and fire which decimated most of the city. It also survived the 1911 fire in Luna Park so it is a real tough lady!
Arriving back at Sky Harbor Airport last night, I was waiting for my luggage and happened to notice this beautiful mural hanging above the water fountains. I had seen it many times before and wondered how many other people were pleasantly surprised by its beauty. I took a photo with my cell phone so it really doesn't do it justice.
And now let's see how everyone else is celebrating the season: