On Friday I walked into the oposite direction. My hotel is just around the corner of the Museum of Asian Art and City Hall:
Continuing along McAlister Street (where my hotel is on) after a couple of miles you get to Alamo Square. Next to it is Steiner Street with the most photographed houses of San Francisco. Unfortunately the sun was not shining on the houses, so I photographed some houses on the other side of Alamo Square qhere the houses are actually quite alike:
From Alamo Square I continued on to Golden Gate Park. Along the way again a lot of these typically San Francisco Houses, even a sleeping place of some bum:
When I reached the Golden Gate Park I went to see the Dahlia Garden, The Flower House and The Japanese Tea Garden where I had a nice cup of green tea. Funny enough my fortune cookie said: You will be unusually successful in bussiness. I wonder if that will come true
After the tea garden I walked to the end of the park to go see the Dutch Windmill and Queen Wilhelmina’s Garden (I wonder how that came to be?). While the first part of my walk (to Alamo Square) went quite quickly, the next park took me a really long time. I really didn’t understand how that was possible, also the park seemed much larger than it appeared on the map. When I had a closer look at the map it seemed that the left part of the map was compressed! Duh… What seemed like a short walk in fact was quite a long walk!
After the (not very impressive) Dutch windmill and flower garden I decided to take the bus to the Palace of the Legion of Honor, a museum with classic artists. They had a lot of statues from Rodin and several works from Dutch Masters. Here’s an impression:
When I got back to the hotel (by bus ) I went to see another movie at the cinema. Today Mirrors, a new horror / thriller with Kiefer Sutherland premiered and imdb said it was quite good. The film is pretty scary, much better than the lousy X-files movie I saw yesterday