A Scene from Treasure Island
We went to the de Young museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park last Saturday to see the famous Girl With A Pearl Earring painting, amongst other works from famous Dutch painters. On the way back we abruptly decided to take the exit to Treasure Island (named after the Robert Louis Stevenson novel of the same name) since I don’t think either of has actually been there. It’s a man-made island and used to be a naval base. Interestingly tons of movies were filmed (or partly filmed) there such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Flubber, What Dreams May Come and The Parent Trap. Also for you Matrix nerds out there, this is where stage location was for the “bullet time” visual effect in the movie. TV shows have been filmed there as well including Comedy Central’s Battlebots, Nash Bridges and Trauma.
Anyway this is a view of the Bay Bridge leading into the city.
It was a gorgeous sunny day but FREEZING cold and windy on the island. Here is a view of San Francisco from the island.
And there is the Golden Gate and Alcatraz.