Golden Gate Park
The Golden Gate Park in San Francisco is one of the largest urban parks in the world. With its 4.1 square miles ( five kilometers long and 800 meters wide ), it is even larger than Central Park in New York. However, this park extending from the Pacific Ocean to the east is not as central rather marginal in the West surrounded by extensive residential areas, about six kilometers from the center of the city.
The rectangular city park, was designed by William Hammond Hall in the 1860s and built in the 1870s on land that was thought to be uninhabitable. Through elaborate landscaping installations such as artificial watercourses, a waterfall and lakes, however, managed to model a varied and natural scenery. For the supply of water in 1902 specifically a " Dutch " windmill was built.
Here are some of the sights of the city is home such as the MH de Young Memorial Museum and the Conservatory of Flowers, a built in Victorian style greenhouse. Further attractions of the park is home to the Japanese Tea Garden and the California Academy of Sciences. Makoto Hagiwara, a Japanese gardener who was from 1895 to 1942 the official administrator of the tea garden, is the inventor of the world famous fortune cookies, which are served after meals, have been. In addition to countless plants and trees, there are many opportunities to pursue their pleasure and their hobbies and for sports lovers.