「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

三藩市的纜車

三藩市的纜車



三藩市建築在一個丘陵地帶,以前有很多條纜車線,供市民乘搭登上落低,隨着現代化過程,物換星移淘汰剩下三條路線,供作旅遊三藩市的旅遊懷舊用途。



San Francisco Cable Car Route Map Source:sfcablecar.com

【SFCC】Basically, there are three cable car routes in operation, and it helps to know their respective destinations.

At Powell and Market streets, there is a cable car turntable which serves as the beginning stop for two lines, the Powell-Mason and Powell- Hyde lines.

The Powell-Mason line begins at the Powell/ Market turntable, and the line runs from there up and over Nob Hill and down to Bay Street at Fisherman's Wharf.

The Powell-Hyde line also begins at the Powell Market turntable and runs over Nob and Russian hills before ending at Aquatic Park near Ghiradelli Square.

Both these lines end near Fisherman's Wharf, but at different areas, and the routes are significantly different. Paying close attention to the signs on the cable cars will help you distinguish where in Fisherman's Wharf you will find yourself.

The California Street line runs East-West from the Financial District, through Chinatown, over Nob Hill and stops at Van Ness Avenue. Since all the cars on this line have the same routes, the signs are painted directly on the car.



嗜悲 旅遊除了愛自駕遊的方便,也愛探訪一些有歷史價值的古蹟,三藩市的纜車已經有超過 130年的 歷史,第一條纜車線 1873年開始營運。


這張相片是 嗜悲 當年路過三藩市特定去試搭纜車時攝得


Powell Street near Academy of Art


三藩市 嗜悲 去過很多次,以下是 Google Map 找到的,差點認不出是同一地點!


利用 Google Map 找到的同一地點


周圍的景物改變了很多,連 Academy of Art College,在 2004年都已經升格為 Academy of Art University. 不過,只要看看 Academy of Art 右鄰的停車場 Parking 的建築物,仍然沒有改變,就可以確定是同一地點了。


如今,SF Cable Car是不再是主要的交通工具,三藩市的纜車已經轉變為旅遊項目,每程收費 US$5 each way,而一日無限乘車證要 US$13 約一百元港幣。


可以由 Market Street 近金融區,乘 California Street Line 去到三藩市的唐人街附近下車(California 夾 Grant),其中最集中是在 Grant Ave,隨步行行遊覽華人聚居的區域,Stockton Street 和 Sacramento Street,都有很多唐人店鋪。


【China Town】San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco. You can use this site to learn more about the attractions, culture, history, and events in Chinatown.


當然不要錯過 Grant Ave at Bush Street 的 China Town Gate 牌坊

可利用 Google Map 的功能用鼠標繼續瀏覽唐人街


行完唐人家飲茶點心後,可以再上纜車去 Fishermen Wharf 漁人碼頭海鮮餐廳區, 及 Pier 39 即第 39號碼頭。


在碼頭左邊上方的一堆就是 sea lion colony 了 可放大看看


這一帶有很多鬼佬海鮮餐廳,能夠接受鬼佬烹調魚蝦蟹的 嗜悲,怎會放過機會呢?由湯開始,最後是香濃咖啡,但吃不下甜品了,大破慳囊成為一次記錄!嗜悲 捧着 overworked 極漲大的肚子離開!


當然 嗜悲 沒有錯過去見見一大群海獅,一家大小懶洋洋躺在浮橋上曬太陽,享受日光浴。


圖片來源:wikipedia


後記: 清明節放假在網上利用 Google Map 的街道功能看看 3條線路的尾站。


Powell Line at Market Street Terminal 的旋轉台方便纜車轉向



California Line 的頭站看來在工事中



California Line other end ends at Van Ness Ave



Hyde Line Terminal at Beach Street



Mason Line ends at Bay Street






伸延閱覽:
Cable Car Official Website
China Town San Francisco Official Website
Pier 39 San Francisco 維基百科



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10 comments:

largeheadboy said...

睇戲成日見到呢隻纜車
但係仲未有機會坐過

Ebenezer said...

我記得果度以前附近仲有潛水艇供人參觀,唔知現在仲有冇呢?

The Inner Space said...

largehead 兄: 利用 cable car one day pass 可以去到幾噠地方,是旅遊三藩市市區不錯的選擇!

The Inner Space said...

以便兄: Submarine 是在不遠的 pier 45,可利用文中做的 pier 39 google map,往左方移動小許,便見到 USS Pampanito 潛水艇了!

五珍 said...

啲海獅真係好鬼嘆。你個譯名嗜悲(space),聽落都有啲悲。

The Inner Space said...

Jan Ng,海獅們樂觀派好識得嘆,而我屬杞人憂天多愁善感,性格悲觀所以嗜悲適合我!

Haricot 微豆 said...

嗜悲兄: 沒有舊地重遊久矣!!我還記得運河亍Canal Street。

The Inner Space said...

Dear Hari Big Brother,welcome in again,San Francisco indeed is a memorable place!

Your suggestion about Canal Street in San Francisco I have done a google search there were nothing special,however Canal Street of lower Manhattan of NYC is the paradise for shoppers where bargaining power can be used to the biggest/ furthest extend!

Haricot 微豆 said...

SBB: I was thinking abt Canal Street in NY City. My mistake !!

the inner space said...

Not a problem ! HBB

I usually not to take
everything for granted !!!