The Chinese Pavilion is a fairly recent addition to Golden Gate Park, perched at the east end of Stow Lake’s island. The structure was a gift to San Francisco from her sister city of Tapei, Taiwan, in 1976. Dedicated in 1981, Golden Gate Park received the Chinese Pavilion as a gift from San Francisco’s sister city, Taipei, Taiwan. The Pavilion […]
A cool, overcast day in late August was the perfect setting for me as I wandered through the Temperate Asia section of the San Francisco Botanical Garden. It’s really difficult for me to choose a favorite experience from my visit to this beautiful arboretum — but walking through the small bamboo forest on this soft late-summer morning is certainly right […]
Scenes from my walk around Stow Lake in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in August 2021.
Tucked away in a shady corner of the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Temperate Asia section, I found this rock commemorating a visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan in October 1975.
This artificial waterfall on Stow Lake is yet another reason to fall in love with San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. After arriving in the park via Muni bus, I spent a fun weekday morning exploring the eastern half of the lake and its island. Even though there were plenty of other people around me on these popular hiking/running trails, at […]
I fell in love with these colorful flower heads as soon as I spotted them in the South Africa section of Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Garden. My first impression was of a giant pearl, wrapped in white yarn and guarded by a circle of erect red petals. I later learned that each large flower head contains numerous flowers, and the […]
It’s been five years since my last visit to the San Francisco Botanical Garden, and I hadn’t actually planned on going back this year. But my arrival in the city on Monday was so hectic that all I could think about was a peacefull stroll through this beautiful and varied section of Golden Gate Park. Although I was a little […]
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 […]