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What do you think about this sunset? I think it is really beautiful.

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Golden Sunset

Friday Mystery Photos

About one year ago I had an idea about doing consistent weekly posts on the same day, with a goal to get my visitors to expect and look forward to those posts. The goal was to provide something different and interesting and bring people back to my blog. So on every Friday I decided to publish a photo with  undisclosed location and let readers to identify it. I usually post the answer and acknowledge everyone that knew the place on Saturday or Sunday. Yesterday’s post was #49, almost one year of “Friday Mystery Photos”!

I think a lot of folks had fun identifying places where they have been or saw on someone else’s photos, or just did a guess. One thing that I was expecting, completely did not materialize, is the number of people visit my blog on Fridays. About the same number of you guys stopped by here yesterday as any Friday in March, or as any Friday six or twelve months ago. So this whole idea about getting people addicted to every Friday Mystery Photo really didn’t work on a grand scale. I’m sure there are a few of you who comes here every Friday (thanks guys!), but it did not accumulate as I thought it would. I guess some smarty pants advertisement and marketing guru would have a perfect explanation for it.

I have no intensions to quit on with this mystery photo trend and I’ll do my best to keep it going and find something new for every Friday of the month and I hope you find it interesting to see some cool places and maybe actually know where it is.

And I especially like those Fridays when my wife asks me where I took it, as she pretty much knows every place I have been in the last few years.

Double Take

Today’s photo takes us back to the lovely San Francisco. I took this photo from a pier at the Maritime National Historic Park. The one that curves like a bow.

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Friday Mystery Photo

Yeah, today is the last Friday of this month, May is around the corner with some warm weather. Time to get out and spend some time at the pool, maybe similar to this one. I actually didn’t go into this pool because ocean is not that far from it. If I have a choice I usually take ocean or sea  and leave the pool to everyone else. How about you?

Where is this place anyway? I’ll update the status of this post sometime on Saturday, as usual.

Saturday Update: This is Caribe Hilton in San Juan Puerto Rico. Looks like no one stayed or recognized it at night. If you visit San Juan and want to have a mix of the resort life and quick access to the old town then this hotel is the perfect place. They have many pools and their own private ocean laguna where you can swim and play all day long. It is only five minutes away from the old town, using bus is 75c per person or taxi is about $10 per ride. We never ate at the hotel, so have no idea how good it is, I know it was pricy. They do have Starbucks in the lobby so morning coffee with some snacks is easy to get.

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Pretty Little Boats

We didn’t have a lot of time to hang around this marina or to take any boat tours. We just went around, snapped a few photos like this and then went to eat late lunch. Maybe next time when I visit Antalya or other Mediterranean towns I’ll have time to get on one of these boats and see how it looks from the water. Not sure when that would be though.

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And here couple more photos showing this marina.

San Francisco Financial District

I took this photo handheld from the top of the Coit Tower. They were closing it in just a few minutes and I could not stay for a bit darker skies, but I would probably would not be able to take any good shots of it anyway, with no tripod it is hard to take night photos. The view to the other side is pretty cool as well, you can see the Fisherman Warf, the Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you happen to visit San Francisco then make sure to make a visit to the Coit Tower and have a round view of the entire city.

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