Hi to all my readers ! Happy New Year to all of you !We are now half-way into the month of January. Time for me to get back on posting about our fall trip in California. Here is the second part about our visit in San Francisco.
We only had two full days in SF but we enjoyed them to the max. Using the car the first day, we toured the Golden Gate park. We visited the Japanese Tea Garden . A very beautiful place ! Shaded stone walkways and footbridges are meant to be strolled at a leisurely pace. Ponds, miniature waterfalls, a big bronze Buddha, stone lanterns, statuary and a couple of pagoda contribute to the beauty of this tranquil little garden.
To really appreciate the golden Gate Park, we need time . On the far western edge of Golden Gate Park stand two wooden windmills that were built to pump groundwater for irrigating the park’s lawns and gardens, helping to transform the dunes that once covered the area. It was built in 1902. It was in operation for several decades, but fell into disrepair after the park switched to electric water pumps. The Dutch Windmill was restored in 1981.
The southern Murphy Windmill was completed in 1908. It was in operation for several decades as the other windmill. Murphy’s Windmill’s restoration was completed in 2011.
If you visit and have time to see inside the Park visitor center, you will appreciate murals depicting scenes of the city during the Great Depression.
San Francisco is a great city, easy to navigate especially when you have a GPS but even without it a good map is enough to help you get where you want. More on San Francisco in my next post.