05 April 2016

Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: 5 April 2016

The Conservatory of Flowers, a San Francisco treasure, is located in Golden Gate Park. It has been at the same location since 1879. It is, in fact, the oldest public glass and wood greenhouse in North America.
We did a little ramble from 9th Street and Irving Street through Golden Gate Park, stopping at the Conservatory of Flowers and the MH de Young Museum. We then walked through the North of the Panhandle neighborhood, past St. Ignatius Catholic Church and the University of San Francisco. We finally cruised through Alamo Park, the Western Addition, and had a bite to eat in Japantown. After this, we boarded the Muni Metro 38 bus on Geary Boulevard and disembarked at Powell Street. We took BART back to Berkeley. Donna joined me on this ramble.

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The Conservatory of Flowers.

The approximate distance traveled was 5.6 miles (9 kilometers). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS generated track. 
The Conservatory of Flowers. 










Here is a view from the enclosed glass tower of the de Young Museum. The California Academy of Sciences is the building with the earthen roof cover. The large buildings behind the California Academy of Sciences are part of the University of California, San FranciscoSutro Tower overlooks the scene. The view is looking south. 
St. Ignatius Church sits on top of Ignatius Heightsa 354-foot high hill (108 meters). It is the tallest structure in the area, and it is a true San Francisco landmark. 
This is a Victorian house in the Western Addition neighborhood.
Here is a view from Alamo Square Park
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