The Palace, the Countess, Seaweed, etc.

This past weekend we stayed at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco:

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There is always a lush arrangement of roses in the center of the lobby:

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It’s famous for its Garden Court:

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…where we had breakfast every morning:

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The hotel is also famous for this Maxfield Parrish painting “The Pied Piper,” which hangs above the bar in its more casual restaurant:

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We thought the Palace suited the Countess perfectly:

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She did too:

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We had lunch before the wedding at Fisherman’s Wharf.

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Our restaurant overlooked this:Image

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The Countess ordered crab:

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It was fairly large.

Kind of like this one:

We took a walk around the pier:

We saw the famous sea lions of Pier 39:

And finally, in keeping with the ocean theme, I give you…….seaweed:

How can you not love a city where the 7-11 has roasted seaweed snacks right by the cash register?

Tomorrow: pictures of the wedding.

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