Views from the tower

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.

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South African penguins

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 […]

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Details from the de Young

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 […]

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