Intermission - Arguello Gate

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I am a little behind on post processing of photos so I have retrieved these photos from the archives.

The arrangements that frame the Arguello Avenue entrance to Golden Gate Park have long been favorites of mine.  It is only recently that I became aware that they were created by Bliss & Faville. 

They were created for the 1915 Golden Gate Exposition in part because Arguello was a primary route from the Fair venue in what is now the Marina District to the Park.

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There has been some damage to the sandstone and the terra cotta is murky with auto exhaust.  It would be wonderful if they could be restored for their centennial.

Perhaps I should write the mayor.