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My last day in San Francisco has brought me to Prepare For The Playa, a preBurning Man festival of sorts. I was looking forward to this as it ment that I’ll be around more alternative types as opposed to the mainstream trend-chasers that I see everyday.
Prepare For The Playa The event wasn’t exactly what I expected but I enjoyed myself walking about looking at the interesting clothes and costumes.
After our visit to the California Academy Of Science, we went to the Japanese tea garden.
Shelter Metal Buddha Pebbled Path The tea garden would have to be one of my favourite sights during this trip. The serene environment, surrounded by nature. The only let down of the place in my opinion is that all the paths are fenced off with bamboo and you are not allowed to walk or sit on the grass.
We went to the California Academy Of Sciences today. It’s a life sciences museum in built in the Golden Gate Park.
For what looks like a small facility, it has a decent sized aquarium and a rainforest inside a dome. It’s all looks rather impressive with shiny glass and gleaming steel all round.
Everybody Loves Penguins Everybody loves penguins! Or at least so it appeared as I went on my way towards the rainforest dome.
Today’s wanderings brought me to the SFMOMA.
Foyer It wasn’t a particular busy afternoon. There were a number of people, but past the initial gallery the crowd was pretty well spread out.
Inflatable House Here’s a piece that’s 2 inflatable houses of different sizes. The larger one is set inside the smaller. And the installation inflates and deflates over time.
Undulating Wall And next to the house, tucked away in a corridor is this hallway.
This morning I decided to try breakfast at a shack by the water. Yes, a shack, and a quaint on at that.
Breakfast At Red's Breakfast of champions? I think not. Definitely not Ironman food either.
As expected, the coffee was terrible. What I hadn’t expected however was for the coffee to taste like stale cigarettes.
And with the last bits of grease gone, this intrepid explorer is off in search of some real coffee to finish off the morning.
At Gordon Biersch with a beer sampler.
Spent some time walking around town.
Ubisoft Of course, me being a big geek, I had to take a picture of the Ubisoft offices (just like I did the Macromedia offices when I was here 5 years ago).
Guiness And after a long day, there was an Irish pub where I could quench a well earned thirst.