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  • A garden of sculptures in San Francisco

    Did you know: There’s a Sculpture Garden in San Francisco’s De Young Museum ? If you haven’t visited, yet, De Young Museum is situated in Golden Gate Park not very far from the Japanese Tea Garden. And it is right opposite California Academy of Science.  Here are pictures of...
  • A crocodile that ate dinosaurs?

    Have you heard of a crocodile that preyed on dinosaurs? I don’t think I had, until I saw a cast of a fossil* at the Oakland Zoo. Called the SuperCroc — what else could you possibly call a crocodile that could eat a dinosaur — this prehistoric member of the...
  • A sky-ride safari at Oakland

    Oakland Zoo has been shifted from one place to another since the time it first opened. Now settled in Knowland Park, this zoo has its animals in 45 acres of the 500-acre park. Spread across several hills, this zoo can be seen on foot, or on wheels as the...
  • Residents of Oakland Zoo

    Planning a trip to Oakland Zoo? Or would you like to visit but don’t think you can? Here is a sneak peek at the Animals of Oakland Zoo, in Oakland, California. Emerald Tree Boa seen at the Oakland Zoo’s Reptile and Amphibian house inside the ‘Wayne & Gladys Valley Children’s...
  • Oakland’s own little Africa

                          Oakland, CA has a little piece of Africa just off highway 580. If Oakland is closer to where you live, than Africa is, you might as well visit Oakland Zoo to experience a bit of the continent, in...
  • Postcard perfect: Seven Sisters or the Painted Ladies

    Call them Seven Sisters or the Painted Ladies; these seven beautiful ladies add a dash of unequaled charm to the city called San Francisco. We all know that San Francisco cannot  quite be separated from its Victorian architecture but the Seven Sisters make a picture that will remain imprinted in one’s mind forever. I remember noticing these attractive homes...
  • A Chinatown Made in San Francisco

    Crowded sidewalks. Big and small buildings supporting sloping decorative roofs with upturned corners. Storefronts overflowing with all kinds of merchandise. Streets lined with red and green lamp posts with figures of dragons around them. Shops labelled in the artistic oriental script. And Chinese lanterns strung across the streets I had heard of...
  • Window shopping in Chinatown

    Among the top attractions in San Francisco is a Chinatown, made right here is this city by the bay. Here are a few pictures from a walk or better still – a window shopping session in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Before you look at the pictures, you might want to...
  • Beware of the mountain lion

                                                               A signboard at Piccheti Ranch, Cupertino, CA                           ...
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