Palace of Fine Arts, Haight St and the Strybing Arboretum
Friday started a little like the day before. Kelly and I took public transport up Market Street and then up to the marina. We wandered along the coast towards the Golden Gate Bridge and ended up at the Palace of Fine Arts. We considered going into the Exploratorium, but decided we'd missed more important things at Golden Gate Park so we went off hunting for a bus. We stopped in Haight for a while to look around the hippy shops. I found a shop that was wall to wall with rock band t-shirts, but surprisingly couldn't find anything I liked, so time for another bus. When we got to the park we strolled around for a while. I happened to see a humming bird, which we chased around the park until I could get a photo of it perched and being still. The we walked past the entrance for the Japanese Tea Garden and decided to go in.
The Japanese Tea Garden
The garden was picturesque, peaceful, yet busy. It was a great place to see and to photograph, but it didn't take long for us to have seen everything. Certainly worth the entrance fee. Next on our list was The Conservatory of Flowers, which was only a short walk across the Park.
The Conservatory of Flowers
Everything in (and around) the conservatory is worth photographing and I managed to take hundreds of photos there. There was so much there, in fact, that we spent most of the afternoon there trying to capture everything. At one point I leaned over a pond of water for one shot and I managed to get my t-shirt and jeans very wet. At least the shot came out OK. Due to the soaking we had to stop at Mart's before we could head off to meet him at a bar near his work for a few drinks in the evening.