The San Francisco Ferry Building is a terminal for ferries going across the San Francisco Bay. That’s where we caught the ferry to Alcatraz. There are also offices and a food hall.
A. Page Brown designed the building in 1892 and it was completed in 1898. The clock tower is 245 feet tall. I didn’t know this at the time, but Brown modeled it after 12th-century La Giralda in Seville, Spain. Here’s my photo of the Seville landmark that I took on our honeymoon. I thought for sure I’d posted this already, but no.
La Giralda was originally built as a minaret during the Moorish period, and then the Spaniards put on a Spanish Renaissance-style top. The tower is 341 feet (104 m.) high and you can walk up a ramp inside that’s wide enough for someone on horseback! The views up top are lovely. I think I just figured out my next blog post. 🙂
Hope your week’s going well so far.