Monday, March 29, 2021

A Spring Walk in the Park


 I went over and walked around Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. I love the park. I took a bunch a different pictures while walking and those will be themed posts but this mostly just some of the random pics I took while walking around.

Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco's Gems. It has been around since 1871 and is the third most visited park in country after New York's Central Park and the Lincoln Memorial. It is a beautiful place to walk around:




Someone had fun with one of the fountains and a seagull decided to guard it"




The Southeastern part of the park was renamed the Robin Williams Meadow:





And you never know what you see while walking around:








And there is the Carousel which was built in 1914 by the Herschel-Spillman company. Sadly, it is currently closed due to COVID:




And there is other buildings that are cool:


Part of the San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club

World War I Memorial

And I always end up at Kezar Stadium.  Kezar Stadium was built between 1922 and 1925 and was the original home of the San Francisco 49ers from 1946 to 1970 and the first home of the Oakland Raiders in 1960. It was also home to the a lot of the San Francisco high schools. In 1989, the stadium was demolished and reconstructed Kezar taking it from 60,000 to its current 9,900 capacity and repurposed for community use. There is a plaque for NFL Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair who played (all but one season) of his high school, college and pro career at Kezar




Fencers practicing at Kezar

And after walking I always head to this joint just outside the park and have a snack:




Walking around Golden Gate Park is always great time.

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful park loved the photos thanks for the tour :-)

    Have a tourtastic safe week 👍😷😷😷

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  2. Beautiful collection of photos! And now I want pizza!

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  6. How awesome to have such sights on a walk in the park! And you have California poppies....in California :)

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  7. What a fabulous park, Patrick! I love old carousels! We have this carousel in a mall about an hour from here..."Carousel Center’s name came from the iconic Carousel No. 18 on the second level of the center. Carousel No. 18 was the 18th carousel ever made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC). Originally carved and manufactured in 1909 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, PTC No. 18 had an 81-year old journey before finally debuting at Carousel Center on October 15, 1990. The 42 horses on PTC No. 18 were all hand-carved by Leo Zollar, PTC’s master carver." So fun! Thanks for sharing and linking with me!

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  8. Thank you for taking us along with you on your walk around the park! I love historical things and places! And that park is beautiful! :)

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  9. Patrick, I hope to get to San Fran someday, and this park will definitely be on my must visit list! I enjoyed the virtual tour, though. Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You've been featured this week :)

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  10. What a beautiful spot!
    Is that soap suds in the fountain? LOL

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