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Old April 18 2013, 03:07 AM   #16
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Make sure you ask about the nuclear wessels.

Is the location where that scene was filmed easily accessible?
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Old April 18 2013, 03:50 AM   #17
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^It was in middle of the city...
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Old April 18 2013, 03:57 AM   #18
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^ But where, exactly? What address? I'm going to SF myself this summer and I wouldn't mind seeing this location.
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Old April 18 2013, 04:33 AM   #19
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I never have been to SF. But if I had to guess, It's somewhere in Nob Hill area from the looks of the scene.

I just rewatched the scene on youtube. The bus appears to be route 30. Assuming the route hasn't changed much or reassigned numbers in 27 years, it runs along the bay, between Presido (I think) and downtown. It would be close to Nob Hill from Van Ness to down Columbus Ave then Stockton toward Market ST.
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Old April 18 2013, 06:03 AM   #20
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^ But where, exactly? What address? I'm going to SF myself this summer and I wouldn't mind seeing this location.
Right about there.
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Old April 18 2013, 10:44 AM   #21
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The one big thing I recall from my 96 visit is the level of homelessness, and I can't imagine it's improved, though apart from asking for spare change I seem to recall they mostly left you be. But if anyone has any specific advice I'm happy to hear it.
Yeah, that's definitely a thing. You can see why they built the Sanctuary Districts there. I think so many homeless people emigrate to SF purely because it has better weather and lots of public parks for them to sleep in.
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Old April 18 2013, 11:32 AM   #22
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^ But where, exactly? What address? I'm going to SF myself this summer and I wouldn't mind seeing this location.
Right about there.

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Old April 23 2013, 06:55 AM   #23
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How's the trip going, Mitty?
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Old April 25 2013, 06:20 AM   #24
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Fantastic, thanks . Today I did the bridge (sunny weather but bloody windy and cold haha!). Pottered around town a bit. Had dinner at Blondies Pizza in Berkeley as suggested above, fabulous! I'll post some pix when I get home. The public transport is great, the buses (muni) are fantastic. Only problem is fares across a day can add up a bit, compared to home, but not complaining. The clipper card works well. Haven't made to many hard and fast plans but I'm buying three pairs of Converse because it appears they are half as much as in Australia!
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Old April 25 2013, 02:55 PM   #25
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Fantastic, thanks . Today I did the bridge (sunny weather but bloody windy and cold haha!). Pottered around town a bit. Had dinner at Blondies Pizza in Berkeley as suggested above, fabulous! I'll post some pix when I get home. The public transport is great, the buses (muni) are fantastic. Only problem is fares across a day can add up a bit, compared to home, but not complaining. The clipper card works well. Haven't made to many hard and fast plans but I'm buying three pairs of Converse because it appears they are half as much as in Australia!
Excellent! Glad you took my suggestion on Blondie's. That's a serious slice, eh?!



Yeah, it has been windy this week. That changes the feel of things a lot.

Enjoy, and keep us posted.
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Old April 26 2013, 03:28 AM   #26
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Okay, so I was in Berkeley today (visiting the Bancroft) and walked by a Blondie's Pizza and thought "hey that's got the same name as the place mentioned in that thread"...not realizing, of course, that it was the same place. I was hungry too, I should have stopped in.
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Old April 26 2013, 03:37 AM   #27
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My favorite part of the City is Embarcadero, and that's probably because it's the only place I know that's the easiest to drive to or access via public transit. If you're venturing outside of SF, try to spend a day in the Monterey Peninsula. The 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove is breathtakingly awesome.
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Old April 27 2013, 07:02 AM   #28
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Quick update... Did my nerd visit to Apple Headquarters, bought nerd souvenirs at the Company store. Again wil post some pix when I return. Visited Embarcadero and the Castro today, more shopping. My partner was at a conference for the past 3 days but is free now so we intend to do Golden Gate Park, the Sausalito Ferry trip and a few other things mentioned above. Of note was seeing the site of "Castro Camera" that Harvey Milk once inhabited. Weather has been cold but sunny
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Old April 27 2013, 08:49 AM   #29
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There's a cute little public square area right at the corner of Castro and Market that is in honour of Milk too, a triangle area made of pink gravel with a plaque in it. It's nothing major, but it's nice that the city recognizes it.
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Old April 27 2013, 10:10 AM   #30
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Excellent thread! I'm planning a similar trip in the near future so I'm taking down all of these tips with good care.
Do you have some recommendations about accommodation? Cheap but not sleazy.
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