We have visited san fran on 9/11 when disaster striked. It was awfull what happened that day. I was on my way to buy the most beautifull ceramic item I have ever seen at The Cannery. The shops were all closed and we flew out 2 days later. I wanted to buy a ceramic animal figurine that was very very funny. The cow's for eg. had very long necks etc. Each animal was something to laugh at. I have not seen it again at any other country we have ever visited. So far I was unable to get hold of the shop that sold it. And I have tried, believe me! At that stage it cost about $100 ea, so it was not cheap. I would really appreciate if anybody who visited San Fran could give me any info on this shop, or who made these lovely items. They were very colourfull and you are not allowed to touch it. I will never be able to travel there ever again and would REALLY appreciate any help regarding this. Enjoy your visit, it is a lovely city!