Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Union Square, San Francisco.

Union Square in San Francisco instantly reminded me of the Fort Area & south Bombay with its Art Deco and Beaux-Arts styled buildings, but only so much bigger, brighter and happening with broader roads and spiffy people of all races walking up its streets. I went during Christmas time and things were that much more sparkly. This city which was the iconic home to the 60's flower power movement, still carries on the spirit in its radically dressed free spirited people. You can literally smell it when you walk the streets. Streets which are lined with the prettiest homes. But that's another post.

"The area got its name because it was once used for rallies and support for the Union ArmyCivil War.[1] Today, this one-block plaza and nearby area is one of the largest collections of department stores, upscale boutiques, tourist trinket shops, art galleries, and salons in the United States, which continue to make Union Square a major tourist draw, a vital, cosmopolitan place in downtown San Francisco, and one of the world's premier shopping districts." Wiki

"Over the years, Union Square became a popular shopping destination. It boasts six major department stores: Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. Union Square is also home to several famous upscale boutiques like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Stuart Weitzman, Burberry, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Boucheron, Hugo Boss, Tiffany & Co., Piaget, De Beers, Bulgari, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Salvatore Ferragamo, Cartier, Bijan, Marc Jacobs, and Hermès." Wiki

And since this post was almost entirely upward looking, the next post will be about the streets of SanFrancisco.

All pictures are taken by Vineeta Nair, not to be used/reproduced without express written permission.


Shalini said...

Lovely. Brings back lots of memories!

Rupa said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous trip! I myself spent 10 days in San Jose/SFO, Santa Barbara etc during xmas break. Your pics are gorgeous, thanks for sharing. Happy new year to you and may more of your dreams come true in 2012 and beyond!

Dave said...

Beautiful pics! I haven't been out there in over 30 years...time to go back!

Amithigirl said...

Oh you bring back such great memories of my 20 years in SF, I still miss it:):)