Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The Sutro Baths was a very large privately owned swimming pool complex in the San Francisco, California built in the late 19th century. The building housing the baths burned down in 1966 and was abandoned. The ruins may still be visited.
Just to the north of Cliff House, Sutro built the baths, which is also a popular attraction to San Francisco.
To make sure about the transportation to the baths and Cliff House, it remained reasonable for the general public; from downtown San Francisco, a trolley line was built by Sutro which was also accessible via the Cliff House Rail Road.
The enormous glass enclosed space has seven swimming pools at various temperatures. There were springboards, slides, high dive and a trapeze. Jointly, the pools can hold around 1.7 million gallons of water and it could be filled in one hour by high tides. There are almost 40,000 towels and 20,000 bathing suits for rent. The Baths can accommodate up to 10,000 people at a time.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Just take a short ferry ride from the downtown of
For more than six thousand years, it was used by the Miwok Indians as a fishing place and hunting site. For almost 100 years - from the Civil War to the Cold War - the island was housed by a variety of military installations, including the supporting troops who were on their way to and from the Pacific Theaters in World War-I and World War-II.
After 1846 and in the war between the
Today, the trails and fire roads provide the people a easier way to the whole island, including many breathtaking views and historic sites
The fire road that surrounds the island is perfect for jogging, bicycling and hiking. Also plan for a special visit in spring when the wild flowers color the island's rolling hills. Or you can also visit any time of the year to catch the marvelous views of the entire Bay Area.