Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

With all of the many times that I have traveled to the City by the Bay, I had never visited Golden Gate Park. Not sure why but I had it on my "must see" list on my last trip there.  Golden Gate Park is an urban public park that measures over 1,000 acres and is actually 20% larger that New York's Central Park. It is host to many of San Francisco's attractions and is a magnet for tourists, attracting over 13 million visitors annually. 

The day we went to the park was quite dreary and raw and while we were walking around, it started to rain. Fortunately, we were close to the Conservatory of Flowers and we headed in. The conservatory is a greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants. It has a wonderful display of water lilies, one of which can be seen in this image.