Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I can see for miles...

When I lived in San Francisco, anytime I ventured out to the suburbs, I was amazed at how wide the streets seemed, how far apart the buildings, how big the sky... After eleven months in Istanbul, I now feel that way about San Francisco itself. What I remembered as tiny alleys seem wide enough to drive a semi down, what I thought of as busy streets feel practically deserted. It's still lovely, though, even in the rain.

2 comments:

renai said...

I had the same feeligs when I went home to Australia earlier this year. When you compare these 'big' cities to Istanbul everything seems massive, streched out and vast. And so much less crowded. My husband one day asked me as we drove down a 4 lane motorway "where are all the people?". And he honestly meant it.
Enjoy SF!

Jen said...

Thanks, Renai! I had a great time. Hope the new year is treating you well so far.