Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Chinese Pavilion in Golden Gate Park
All Photos taken by me @ The Chinese Pavilion in Golden Gate Park
While trekking through the gardens the other day I decided to venture outside and take a stroll along Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. I hadn't been out there in a while so I thought it would be fun to bring you some photos from that area.
I first wanted to show you the Chinese Pavilion on Strawberry Hill which is located right along Stow Lake. This pavilion was given as a gift to San Francisco by it's Sister city Taipei on April 15th 1981. I have to say that the architecture and intricate artwork is just spectacular. For a moment I thought I was back in Hong Kong. It's a wonderful little spot to enjoy a picnic lunch or just immerse yourself in the beauty of it all.
This is a closeup shot of the pavilion entrance near the rooftop. I don't know what it says but I can tell you that it is absolutely gorgeous in person.
This is a view of the pavilion from the Stow Lake grounds. Due to the lighting and glare of the sun, the treetops did not come out the way I wanted but they are good enough.
View of the inside artwork up towards the dome.
View of the round dome.
The grounds around the pavilion are beautiful. It has a little pond which was full of ducks and a little bridge which takes you right to the lake. The trees, foliage and rock designs are very charming and serene.
I will have much more from Stow Lake during this week.