Where was I? Oh yes, Fisherman's Wharf. As we turned towards Pier 45 down at Fisherman's Wharf we saw a warehouse that beckoned.
Musee Mechanique - An Antique Coin Operated Arcade sounded interesting. The entrance had this sign.
Luckily Troubadour had a pocket full of quarters from the change machine at the airport from when we needed exact change for the BART shuttle.
Intrigued we entered. Most of the machines I'd never seen before. Some were interesting and some were downright creepy.
Can't have the English Execution without the French Execution....
Some machines had a certain silent lure that male patrons were unable to resist....
I never did find out what Naughty Marietta was doing to hold his interest.
I took a lot more photos inside the arcade of the different and unique machines and will post them up in a follow-up post all their own at a later date.
We walked out the back door of the museum and saw the USS Pampanito submarine.
(Seagull chillin' out on the Pampanito)
Right behind the Pampanito on Pier 45 was the Jeremiah O'Brian now back in it's berth.
We did not get to tour the Jeremiah O'Brian as the people from the cruise were disembarking. The next cruise isn't until October.
We cut through the museum to get back on the main thoroughfare. As we exited I spotted a Vespa all alone.
It didn't have a nice backdrop like the one on Telegraph Hill. We kept walking east towards Hyde Street Pier while stopping at a few vendors for a bit of fun.
And we walked a little further.