Indoor Garden Layout ~ Sunday, January 30, 2011
Nathan, his grandparents, and I visited the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.
It was a cold day, and the Conservatory's tropical wing was a nice place to warm up.
But we were really there to see an "indoor garden layout" at the other end of the building.
The layout has models of local landmarks, all made cleverly from recycled/repurposed materials. Here's the Ferry Building, note the cheese grater tower with a kitchen timer clock, and architectural elements made from utensils. Like the original, it has a sign reading "Port of San Francisco"--made out of Scrabble tiles.
Here's the Ghiradelli Chocolate factory, made from electrical outlet and switch covers; the Chinatown gate has circuit-board roofs.
Here's the Transamerica Pyramid:
If you're curious about the materials, here's a close-up.