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Happy Isles in Yosemite was the site of a massive rock slide in 1996. Today you can see the remains of the rockfall in boulders, broken trees, and disrupted landscape. One trunk, still standing but broken and hollowed, reminded me of “Spire”, Andy Goldsworthy’s artwork in San Francisco’s Presidio. Spire is a carefully constructed tapered...
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Heart sighted off 101 near Mariposa in the rapidly evolving “Dogpatch” neighborhood of San Francisco.
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  Last month I visited Yosemite again. Spring is a wonderful time of year …early for tourists but not for wildflowers, blooming dogwood, or cascading waterfalls. This time I visited the Yosemite Indian Museum and walked through the replica village located behind the museum. The displays and interpretive boards tell of various native customs and...
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      The majestic and ethereal Cologne Cathedral in Germany has survived many centuries since first built in the middle ages. Its South Transept window was destroyed in World War II and was replaced with plain glass. In 2007 the cathedral architect commissioned Gerhard Richter, renowned German artist, to design a replacement window in...
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Chinatown is one of the most popular destinations in San Francisco, and has the distinction of being the oldest and the densest Chinatown outside of mainland China. Your experience of a “town within a city” unfolds when, crossing Broadway or Bush, you enter a world with its own language, architecture, cuisine, and imagery. Some of...
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What better image is there for a tour guide than a “Heart”?  A tour guide shares what he “loves” about his city or site with others, and they, in turn, gain some love for the area themselves. Hearts are a particularly apt image for a San Francisco tour guide. The city prides itself on its...
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