Monday, November 16, 2009

Yerba Buena

The Yerba Buena Gardens sit right outside the front doors of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

The open grass Esplanade surrounded by trees in the center of the Gardens is a very popular meeting and lounging spot in the SOMA (South of Market) neighbourhood.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum with its additions by Daniel Libsekind is situated on Yerba Buena Lanes between Mission and Market Streets. We saw a fabulous show of original illustrations by Maurice Sendak there.


  1. I adore the Yerba Buena gardens. Was in SF when they were finishing the construction and installation. The berms in your photos were sculpted of styrofoam!

  2. suzanne, What is a berm? Do you mean the ground itself was sculpted?

    We liked how the locals were enjoying the gardens. It was our first trip to San Francisco and we found it very friendly and very photogenic.

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