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G. Donald Bain

The Drum Bridge in the Japanese Tea Garden

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

3 pm PDT

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© 2004 G. Donald Bain, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

The famous Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park dates back to 1894. It began as the Japanese village display at the Midwinter Fair, then was relocated and expanded, to its present size of 5 acres. It was designed and maintained by Makoto Hagiwara and later his son-in-law, Goro Tazawa Hagiwara, until World War II, when it was temporarily renamed the Oriental Garden. The garden is beautiful all year, but especially spectacular in March and April when the azaleas and then the cherry trees bloom.

The Drum Bridge (also called Half Moon) dates from the original exposition, and is one of dozens of unique bridges over the chain of streams and ponds that runs through the garden. It is situated just below the tea house (which claims to be the American birthplace of the fortune cookie), which still serves Japanese-style green tea.
This is one of eight bridges that I photographed for the Equinox, September 2004.

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Location

USA-Canada / USA-California

Lat: 37° 46' 14.9" N
Long: 122° 28' 2.3" W

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Olympus E-1 with an Olympus 14-108mm lens at 14 mm (equivalent to 28mm), mounted on a Kaidan QuickPan III.
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