It was a golden afternoon in San Francisco when I went to Golden Gate Park to visit one of my favorite places in the city: The Conservatory of Flowers.
This magnificent Victorian conservatory is located just a short walk from the deYoung museum, and the new Academy of Sciences. The cost of entry is $5 (free on the first Tuesday of the month.) The Conservatory is closed on Mondays.
Inside, there are five different rooms (and climates, each more humid than the last.) These areas are: Lowland Tropics, Aquatic Plants, Potted Plants, Highland Tropics, and the special exhibit room which housed butterfiles during my visit.
Check out www.conservatoryofflowers.org for much more information on this landmark.
Beyond the stunning archetecture, and the over 2,000 plants inside, The Consrvatory is the best place to slow down, take a look around, and most of all escape. Once you enter through the front doors, the outside world vanishes. Troubles melt away. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos. Remember: you can learn a lot of things from the flowers.
Thank you for taking a walk with me.