Saturday, January 27, 2018
When we stopped at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, I zoomed in on this swan, who seemed intent on taking a shower in the fountain. This happened several times while I was watching. The swan would sit under the water for a few minutes, swim away, and then circle around and come right back to the fountain.
Originally built for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, the Palace of Fine Arts was one of a few structures that were saved from demolition after the exposition ended. However, since it was originally intended to stand just for the duration of the exposition, it was not stable. By the 1950's, it has fallen into such disrepair that it had to be completely demolished and rebuilt using permanent building materials. Today it is a tourist attraction and is also used as an event venue.
Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.