This small corner of the Botanical Garden in San Francisco is so peaceful and beautiful, you might be tempted to stop here and go no further! This was my first stop after entering through the Friend Gate on Martin Luther King Jr Drive, and I felt a bit like I had stumbled back into the Japanese Tea Garden.
Thus far this year I’ve been doing an extremely poor job at getting outside and shooting — well, anything at all. I suppose it was probably similar in January 2019, but lately I just have the strong desire to burrow into a nice warm bed and stay there until spring! To help remind myself (and you, as well) that warm […]
I’m always up for a great tower view, and the Harmon Observation Tower, part of the de Young Museum in San Francisco, was completely new to me. While admission to the museum itself is not free, tower access costs nothing — all the more reason to check out the scenery of San Francisco from eight stories up.
The California Academy of Sciences has a truly awesome aquarium on the lower level, but the South African penguins live at the far end of the African Hall — which is otherwise filled with non-living specimens (antelope, lions, etc). I arrived just as the keeper finished cleaning the enclosure and joined a small crowd of people watching these adorable little […]
There is so much to see at the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, I’m not sure it’s possible to absorb it all in just one day. Even though I spent at least a couple of hours there, it now feels like I rushed through in my hurry to get to the California Academy of Sciences across […]
Here’s another great episode of California’s Gold that I can’t believe I haven’t shared already. The Japanese Tea Garden was one of my favorite places to visit as a kid — although I must admit it was mostly to climb on the Moon Bridge and buy trinkets at the gift shop. It wasn’t until I grew up that I really […]
I had no idea that Golden Gate Park had a special place for fishermen to practice their fly-casting skills. What a cool idea, and what a beautiful spot to spend a grey San Francisco morning.
I always find tunnels a little bit irresistible, like a newly discovered trail promising adventure, beckoning me to explore. Here are a few tunnels I was able to shoot during my short stay in San Francisco last month.
Bison have roamed San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park since the 1890s, but this was the first time I’d ever had a chance to visit them. This particular bunch are all females, and they seemed to be waiting patiently for brunch to be delivered.