Back in March, my former 7th grade teacher invited me on a field trip. She is now retired and volunteers as a docent for the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Naturally I brought my Nikon pocket camera and caught some of the sights. I hope she gives me a good grade on this one.
You are invited to watch my account of this wonderful afternoon spent at the Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, and the Japanese Tea Garden. It’s got Beethoven, Verdi, pirañas, macaws, butterflies, jellies, but no peanut butter. There are outdoor sculptures by Miró, Nevelson, Pomodoro, with jasmine & pines, a pagoda, koi ponds and a zen garden too. And there’s cherry blossoms in bloom with architecture by Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron and Fong + Chan, Renzo Piano, and the landscape architecture of Makoto Hagiwara.
Music performed by The Thunder Bums: G. P. Skratz, Hal Hughes, Ms. Danielle, and yours truly.
Camera: Nikon Coolpix S9100
Video editing suite: Sony Vegas Pro 10
Camera, editing, and sound design by Phil Loarie