Monday, March 30, 2009

San Francisco 49 miles Scenic Drive -5

Leaving Japan Town, right at Post Street, 49 miles Scenic Drive is now taking you to one of most famous and popular place for visitors. That is Union Square. Union Square is basically shopping center for visitors and residents. There is Macy's on South of Square, Neiman Marcus on South West corner, and Bloomingdale on Market Street. Also there are shops such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, etc... There are world class hotels nearby. They include Westin St. Francis, Grand Hyatt, Clift Hotel, Villa Florence, so on and so forth.


The history of Union Square is deeply related to Civil War. This park is named "Union Square" because pro-Union Army campaigns were held here and this square was noticed as Union Army supporting movement. In 1903, the square constructed monument of Victory of Admiral George Dewey's victory of the battle of Manila Bay. This Victory monument "Victory", was modeled from the likeness of a local heiress, Alma de Bretteville Spreckels. This Victory tower is as show in the picture left.

Today Union Square is literally "heart" of San Francisco. Every weekend, there are some ceremonies and event are held including Art Shows. The last picture below shows an Art Show in one weekend. This Square is famous for Macy's sponsored Christmas Tree and Christmas Decoration. I will revisit this when Christmas time comes.

Related posts:
http://zheninternational.blogspot.com/2009/03/san-francisco-49-miles-scenic-drive-4.html
http://zheninternational.blogspot.com/2009/03/san-francisco-49-miles-scenic-drive-3.html
http://zheninternational.blogspot.com/2009/03/san-francisco-49-miles-scenic-drive-2.html
http://zheninternational.blogspot.com/2009/03/san-francisco-49-miles-scenic-drive-1.html


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8 comments:

To Visit My said...

your blog is very good......

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

It wonderful to hear and see more about this area. Such beautiful areas around that part of California. Very nice post.
Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Shaw said...

Dear Dan & Deanna,

Thank you for your visiting. Thank you for your comment. New York was my first place to live in US. But somehow I fell in love with San Francisco. I will continue to write on the 49 miles Scenic Drive. So, please keep coming.

Thanks again.
Shaw Funami
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Shaw said...

Dear To Visit My,

Thank you for your coming. I thank you for your comment.

Shaw Funami

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. the pictures are lovely & it's great being able to see the art on sale - I enjoyed the snippet of history about Union Square.

Thanks - Hilary Melton-Butcher
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Peter Baca said...

Shaw,

Union Square is definitely one of of the interesting places in San Francisco!

I really enjoy San Francisco! You reminded me of my last trip there. The food is fabulous!

Best Regards

Pete Baca
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Shaw said...

Hi Hilary,

Thank you for your comment. I love wondering around Union Square. If you are a traveller, and no specific schedule. Union Square is the one I recommend you go.

Thanks again.
Shaw Funami
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Shaw said...

Hi Pete,

Thank you for your coming. Thank you for your comment. Yes, you can also enjoy variety of food in Union Square area. I hope you can come soon again.

Shaw Funami
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