Sunday, February 17, 2008
Union Square San Francisco
Hi. I'm at Union Square in San Francisco.
Union Square is the center of the city. Its a famous gathering place.
Behind me, you can see one of the city's many cafes. San Francisco has many sidewalk cafes. People love to sit outside, drink coffee, and eat. Today is a sunny day, so its a very good day to enjoy Union Square.
In the center of Union Square, there is a monument to the American navy (for the Spanish-American War). San Francisco used to have a big naval base. Although the navy base is now gone, every year the navy still comes and has a huge air show in San Francisco Bay. Its called "Fleet Week".
San Francisco became famous during the California Gold Rush. Many people came to the city and then went looking for gold.