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San Francisco is a wonderful city, lying beautifully on San Francisco Bay. Many of the street of the city are very steep, so ones got to be a exceptionally good driver to drive safely around the hilly city. The San Franciscans are very proved of having "The Crookedest Street in the World".

For many years the old tram have been a great tourist attraction. You simply haven't been to San Francisco, if you haven't had a ride with the Cable Car. Another must when visiting San Francisco is visiting the prison on Alcatraz, a small island in the Bay. The prison was closed by the attorney general Robert Kennedy in the sixties and the buildings does certainly not look very friendly. But the view from the prison towards the Golden Gate Bridge in the west and San Francisco in the south is absolutely exceptional.

In 1906 the city experienced a powerful earthquake that immediately started a terrible fire. Many of the beautifully painted wooden houses was burned to the ground. But since then the citizens have boldly rebuild the city and recently they have started building enormously high (huge) skyscrapers. However, as of now San Francisco can't pride itself of any as high as the Sears Tower in Chicago and New Yorks World Trade Center.

In the mean time an earthquake as bad as the one in 1906 can easily hit the city again, since it unfortunately lies on the Andreas Fault.