Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sunsets 日落

"In 1776, the Spanish established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Francis of Assisi on the site. The California Gold Rush in 1848 propelled the city into a period of rapid growth, increasing the population in one year from 1,000 to 25,000, and thus transforming it into the largest city on the West Coast at the time. After three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. During World War II, San Francisco was the port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater. After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, massive immigration, liberalizing attitudes, and other factors led to the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement, cementing San Francisco as a center of liberal activism in the United States." ~ Taken from San Francisco Wikipedia page.

Why the a quote about San Francisco? Because the city you see in the back is San Francisco! Picture taken from Treasure Island.
为什么写一个片段关于旧金山?因为着个照片后面就是旧金山!这个照片是从 Treasure Island 拍的。

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The palm tree makes this picture perfect. :)

A panoramic shot of San Francisco from Treasure Island. If you magnify the picture, you can see where the panoramic stitching software made errors. HAHA

"History is everywhere in the area of Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area in Fremont. Native Americans inhabited the region for millennia before the arrival of Europeans, notably in the sites that are now preserved at Coyote Hills Regional Park west of Quarry Lakes. Quarry Lakes incorporates the historic boundaries of two Mexican ranchos and the former Mission San Jose lands. Alameda Creek was the original boundary between Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties. Alameda County was carved out of these two counties in 1853 and was named after the creek that drains it..." ~ Quote from Quarry Lakes website. Read more about it here.

If you guessed right, the next picture was taken at Quarry Lakes. Quarry Lakes Regional Park is located in Fremont/Union City, California, USA.
这个照片是在 Quarry Lakes 拍的。Quarry Lakes 公园是在 Fremont/Union City, California, USA。

Not much history for Fremont Central Park because this lake is man made and was recently made, not much history. Central Park is located in Fremont, California, USA.
Fremont Central Park 没有什么历史因为他是最近人造的湖。Fremont Central Park 是在 Fremont, California, USA。

"When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator" ~Mahatma Gandhi

I hope you have enjoyed today's post. Sunsets are as beautiful as sunrises, but a lot easier to catch. :D Please share this post with your friends and family.
我希望你喜欢今天的文章。日落跟日出一样漂亮,可是日落容易一点拍照。:D 请你把这个文章分享给你的朋友和家里人看。