Salesforce Park: San Francisco’s Newest Rooftop Park Reopens

In August 2018, a four-block long rooftop park above the Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco welcomed its first visitors, but had to close several weeks later when they found some structural damage. After about nine months of repair work, Salesforce Park reopened on July 1, 2019.

You can ride the gondola UP to the park:

…But to go DOWN, take the elevator or escalator:

Here are some plants and flowers at the Park:

Manzanita

Agave: the source plant of tequila

Alstroemerias

Dragon tree at Salesforce Park in San Francisco

Fun for the family:

It’s actually a Starbucks!

Free yoga, guided meditation, and cardio exercise classes are held on the grass in front of the amphitheater:

Building segments are connected by seismic separation joints like this one, which will move during an earthquake

What kind of bird is this?

This cute bird was near the aloe plants:

If you know what kind of bird this is, please let me know in the comments below!

Wednesday Postcard: Yosemite National Park

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the California Tunnel Tree located in California’s Yosemite National Park:

Photographer – C. Loberg

This giant sequoia was cut in 1895 to allow stagecoaches to pass through the center of the tree. A mature tree can reach a height of about 300 feet/ 91 meters and more than 50 feet/ 15 meters around!

For more information:

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias – National Park Service website

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

Meudon Observatory Park

Meudon Park clouds trees blue skies What do Rodin, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Johnny Depp all have in common? They once lived in Meudon, a charming suburb located about 6 miles/10 km southwest of Paris!

In France, there are many beautiful parks and gardens. At the Meudon Observatory, I got to see artfully trimmed trees, manicured lawns, as well as a splendid view of the Paris skyline.

L’Orangerie

L’Observatoire de Paris – Meudon

Le Parc de l’Observatoire de Paris – Meudon

Astronomer Jules Janssen founded this observatory in 1876

You can see the Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Cœur from the park

Watch my short video of the view from Meudon:

visiting with my friend, M. Didier

For more information: