Wednesday, March 18, 2009
dutch windmill in san francisco
we are lucky enough to have our very own set of dutch windmills on the west end of golden gate park in our beloved san francisco. the first one, completed in 1902, was erected to supply the lush landscape of golden gate park- the largest botanical garden in the world at the time- with fresh water. it was so successful that a second windmill, called the murphy windmill, was built a few years later. although they stand in disrepair today, they remain stunning icons of our city.