De Young museum. FREE the first Tuesday of the month.

24 02 2009

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You can tell that the designer of this building graduated from The Jawa Sandcrawler School of Architecture. I know that rubs some people the wrong way and comes off as lazy, but it also makes for a great icon. The free days at the De Young are a breaze, there wasn’t even a line to get in. Nothing like the insanity that’s the free day at the California Academy of Science.

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There’s a great view from the tower. The California Academy of Science is directly across and has one of the more interesting roofs.

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The bandshell has got to be one of my favorite places for parties. They used to have free ones there all the time, now it’s only a handful per year.

I live for free parties in the park.





Japanese Tea Gardens. FREE the first hour every Monday.

23 02 2009

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Since I’m no longer working for The Man, I’ve made it my mission to check out as many of the local tea gardens, museums, and BDSM dungeons during their free days or hours. The Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park is one of my favorite places. At 115 years, it’s the single oldest Japanese style garden in America. It’s a really peaceful part of the park and a great place for pictures.

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And here’s the 219-year-old Buddha. The guy is in great shape considering that he’s exposed to the elements and doesn’t even have a heavy jacket on.

The Buddha is hardcore like that.

Semper Fi, Brother.

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