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June 9, 2017

The Presidio of San Francisco is a beautifully forested portion of the Golden Gate Recreational Area and it includes Andy Goldsworthy’s work of art entitled Wood Line. Constructed in 2011 from eucalyptus tree trunks and branches taken from other park projects that requ...

April 9, 2017

At an elevation of 928 ft. above sea level near the geographical center of the City of San Francisco, Mount Davidson is the highest natural point in the city and it’s one of the city’s famous Seven Hills. Mount Davidson was originally called Blue Mountain because of it...

March 23, 2017

San Francisco is a city of immigrants representing a staggeringly diverse array of creeds and cultures from across the country and around the world, perhaps none so singularly unique, so unchanging as the group that has maintained just a single residence since they fir...

February 2, 2017

Immortalized in story and song, internationally renowned as a cultural and capitalist mecca, San Francisco continues to draw both visitors and would-be residents to its overcrowded, exorbitantly priced, noisy, dirty, joyously chaotic confines. Lured by the promise of i...

January 1, 2017

Sculptor Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was commissioned to design and build a fountain for the plaza in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Union Square in 1972, and her signature San Francisco work has been there ever since, having migrated only a few feet during the recent co...

December 8, 2016

One of the most colorful characters in San Francisco’s history can still be spotted walking the streets of the city today despite his having died in 1880.  Failed local businessman Joshua A. Norton is better remembered as Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Prot...

November 1, 2016

Established during the American Revolutionary War on October 9, 1776, Mission Dolores Cemetery at 3321 16th Street is the oldest cemetery in San Francisco. The Mission Dolores church adjacent to it is the oldest building in the city that was not destroyed by the famous...

October 15, 2016

The 18 acre historic Sutro Heights Park is situated above the Cliff House on the ocean side of San Francisco and it has a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Beach, the entrance to San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Seal Rocks. The entrance to Sutro He...

October 15, 2016

The Audium Theater at 1616 Bush Street in San Francisco is unique because it’s the only theater in the world that was designed specifically for sound movement and to use the theater environment to inspire the music. The theater consists of the main performance space an...

October 15, 2016

The historic Golden Gate Park Carousel is located next to the Koret Children’s Quarter playground at 320 Bowling Green Drive, between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and John F. Kennedy Drive. When the playground was first opened in 1888, it was called the Sharon Quarters...

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