Wednesday, June 13, 2007

One Week To Go


This time next week, I'll be in Berkeley, California, seeing the sights and enjoying the week off of work. I've been reviewing the pictures I took out there four years ago, just to help me remember what I want to see again this time, and that's where these pictures come from. I hope to take much better shots this time around, because I think I've learned a lot in the past four years. We'll have to wait and see, now waon't we? The pictures I'm posting today all came from a single afternoon in Golden Gate Park. It's a huge man-made park, similar to Central Park in NYC, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful. It stretches from nearly downtown all the way to the Pacific Ocean, but oddly enough doesn't abut the Golden Gate itself. The shot above is one of two windmills in the park. I seem to remember that the other was in pieces when I was there, soon to be reconstructed. Hopefully it's done by now. Below is a small pagoda in the Japanese Tea Garden. I was there late last time, and it was closed, so I had to take this shot from outside the actual garden. I'm not going to make that mistake this trip.


Above is just a snail in some yellow leaves. I don't know the type of snail or the plant, but I thought it was a great contrast, with the spiral shell and the oddly colored leaves. Sometimes you get lucky and find something appealing to the eye. Below is one of the stone bridges that dot the park. I seem to remember all of the water in the park was green, and I'm pretty sure it's dyed that way for whatever reason. But it makes for a nice contrast.

3 comments:

Mel said...

The top picture looks like part windmill, part water tower and part movie projector!

Adam Infanticide said...

hey there. I've posted that Sauter-Finegan track I mentioned before to my blog (http://pop-culture-reference.blogspot.com/) if you're interested.

Ernie said...

I re-visited the windmill on my trip, and got much better lighting this time, so stay tuned for great pics.

And thanks for the Sauter-Finegan track...