The "Living Roof" at California Academy of Science, San Francisco, California

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The California Academy of Sciences is among the largest museums of natural history in the world. The academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research, with exhibits and education becoming significant endeavors of the museum during the 20th century. Completely rebuilt in 2008, the building totals 400,000 square feet and is among the newest natural history museums in the United States. The primary building in Golden Gate Park reopened on September 27, 2008.

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Comments (9)

Patch Rowcester on October 31, 2010

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Hal Janzen on October 31, 2010

Very interesting, what's underneath? LIKE - Hal

Κοσμάς Καραχλές on October 31, 2010

davidcmc58 very interesting photo. like

davidcmc58 on November 1, 2010

Patch, Hal & Kosmas, I appreciate all your nice words and visit to this photo. Below this living roof the the rebuild "California Academy of Science" - a world class natural museum in the Golden Gate Park of San Francisco. This building is also one of the most "green" buildings in California as much building material was recycled.

armin2156 on November 6, 2010

Ahh,this is the living roof of the Academy...a few days ago,i saw a report how they build this Academy in the Tv...very interesting Report...



Gintarele on November 6, 2010

Very interesting view, David! Thank you for sharing and explanation! Greetings from Vilnius, Lithuania! G.

davidcmc58 on November 7, 2010

Armin & Gintarele, thank you both very much. I am glad that you enjoy this shot. It really is an interesting place that a visit to San Francisco should definitely include. Best regards, David

Jan Pinkas on November 8, 2010


davidcmc58 on November 12, 2010

Hanz, thanks...... David

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 31, 2010
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    by davidcmc58
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2009/12/27 14:32:12
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash