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Home to the oldest lighthouse on the West Coast and an abandoned prison, Alcatraz Island is now managed by the National Park Service. Each year, more than 1.3 million people visit “The Rock”, the federal penitentiary that once housed America’s most notorious criminals. Here are three shots of Alcatraz from my August trip to San […]

A Shakespeare Garden is a themed garden made up of the plants mentioned by the author in his works.  There are several Shakespeare Gardens across the country and around the world.  Here are three photos of the sundial in the Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. What do you think?  Do you […]

The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was originally built as part of the the 1894 World’s Fair.  At the end of the fair, Makoto Hagiwara, a Japanese immigrant and gardener, worked to convert the temporary exhibit into a permanent part of the Park.  He added cherry trees, native plants and birds, […]

A seagull struts near the San Francisco Bay, eyeing me suspiciously

While it’s winter in Kansas City, I’m just now getting to my photos from San Francisco taken last August.  Here’s a sleeping sea lion at Pier 39.