I feel like I’ve talked about the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park in my other posts, so without further ado, here are three more photos of one of my favorite spots in the City by the Bay. What about you?  Do you have a favorite photo below? Japanese Tea Garden Photo #1.  Oh, […]

When I visited the Japanese Tea Garden for the first time last August, I mistakenly thought there were two pagodas in the garden.  However, I now understand that these shots are actually of an ornate temple gate that leads to a single pagoda in the serene garden.  Unfortunately, the temple gate has been cordoned off for renovations both […]

I’m always excited when I have an opportunity to shoot the same subject on multiple occasions.  I learn a lot from my first pass at a special place or event, and am pleased when I can have a second go at it to improve my shots.  Even for seasoned photographers, I would imagine they appreciate […]

This tiny bird had a beak full of nest materials at the Japanese Tea Gardens in San Francisco. On Today’s Date in the Past: Less than 24 Hours in Lexington… Keep Out

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, […]