Golden Gate Park is full of surprises and pleasant escapes from the rest of the City. It is certainly up for “Best Park in America” if you ask me which no one ever does…
I digress. One of the many treats in Golden Gate Park is the Conservatory of Flowers. It was like a trip back to Victorian times only more humid.
And where better to try out my new iPhone XS? The portrait feature is a lot of fun providing some fake depth of field by blurring out the background of your subject. The phone is particularly better taking photos in high and low light compared to previous versions. (Thank you Apple for finally improving that.) Some of the filters are comically bad from a real photography perspective but they are fun from a, well, fun perspective. Bottom line, the phone takes a much much clearer photo than before which I appreciate considering the obscene price.
This looks like it is something that belongs in Europe not in the “New World”
Beautiful garden and art outside the front of the building
Lovely little alley which invites you to see what’s on the other side
I love this view
This to me is gorgeous despite its not being even from left to right
Mother Nature is showing off her artistic side
Don’t forget to look down
A treat from the Dahlia garden outside
Purple, always a dramatic color
It’s the City by the Bay. The City that Rocks. The City that Never Sleeps. We Built this City on Rock and Roll! ~Jefferson Starship, We Built This City
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I rarely visit San Francisco without visiting Golden Gate Park. My favorite place to visit within the park is the Botanic Gardens. Now charging a small fee for entry I often think I don’t need to visit having been there multiple times before. However, every time I go I am left recharged and looking forward to my next visit back.
The park is broken down by continent and type of tree or bush or plant. One can even experience a garden for the blind which boasts hundreds of odorific plants.
The park is an oasis in the hustle and bustle that is the City by the Bay and is hands down my favorite location in the city.
I would be honored if you would view another of my fun posts on the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park by clicking here!
Golden Gate Park, in my book should be every bit as popular and well known as Central Park and for some unknown reason it’s not. It is a virtual oasis in The City.
One of many reasons is the Japanese Tea Garden. For a few dollars you can be transported to another place in time. It is peaceful and joyous and well cared for. Because of the small entry fee it is busy but not overrun with crowds.
So take a picnic and enjoy a first rate garden in the middle of the City by the Bay.
Check out Annie Heart’s heartbreaking love story inspired by my post on the Tea Garden by clicking here!