Difference between revisions of "Philosopher's Way at McLaren Park"

 
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[[Image:excelvis$mclaren-park-n-1930s.jpg]]
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[[Image:Philosophers-Way-2013-opening-ceremony 1536.jpg]]
  
'''1930s gaze north from McLaren Park to Glen Canyon, Excelsior District in foreground, Twin Peaks at upper right.'''
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'''Inaugural ceremony for "Philosopher's Way" in McLaren Park, January 5, 2013.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:Philosophers-Way-inaugural-plaque-readers 1575.jpg]]
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'''Checking out the new plaques on the Philosopher's Way loop in McLaren Park, January 2013.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:Plaques-and-view-north 20180421 162907.jpg]]
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'''View from same spot looking north.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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<iframe src="https://archive.org/embed/philosophersway" width="640" height="480" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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'''During a Shaping San Francisco Public Talk on Storytelling and Memory Keepers, artist Susan Schwartzenberg describes the development and creation of "Philosophers Way," a meandering circular path that integrates older paths around McLaren Park into a new circumnavigation of the whole park. Elegant marble plaques quoting historic events, musings, and set in under-appreciated view spots, highlight the tour.'''
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''Video: Shaping San Francisco''
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[[Image:Susan-Schwartzenberg-and-Peter-Richards-at-inaugural 1551.jpg]]
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'''Susan Schwartzenberg and Peter Richards at inaugural, January 5, 2013.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:Philosophers-Way-SFAC-sign 1545.jpg]]
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'''SF Arts Commission Plaque'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:Philosophers-Way-MLK-plaque-w-Cow-Palace 1554.jpg]]
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'''Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at the Cow Palace (visible in distance) in 1964, and this plaque commemorates that event.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:MLK-plaque 1553.jpg]]
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'''MLK plaque'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:Philosophers-Way-forest-trail 1555.jpg]]
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'''Forest trail, part of Philosopher's Way.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:Philosophers-way-hiking 1561.jpg]]
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'''Hiking Philosopher's Way, January 2013.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:Butterfly-plaque 20180421 164657.jpg]]
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[[Image:Jane-jacobs-plaque 20180421 162846.jpg]]
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[[Image:Barry-lopez-plaque 20180421 162852.jpg]]
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[[Image:Philosophers-Way-Excelsior-street-name-plaque 1566.jpg]]
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'''Describing how the street names in the Excelsior were changed after WWII.'''
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''Photos: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:Reading-plaque-over-Brisbane-Lagoon 1579.jpg]]
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'''Reading plaque about origins of Visitacion Valley, overlooking the former [[Vis Valley|Brisbane Lagoon]].'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:Vis-Valley-plaque 1581.jpg]]
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'''Visitacion Valley origins.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:Philosophers-Way-inaugural-tour-2013 1568.jpg]]
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'''View north from McLaren Park, Bernal Heights in foreground, downtown in distance, 2013.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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[[Image:View-of-downtown-from-McLaren-Park 20180421 180855.jpg]]
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'''Five years later, 2018, this view from further south and west on a higher peak in McLaren Park.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
  
''Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA''
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:59, 6 October 2019

Unfinished History

Philosophers-Way-2013-opening-ceremony 1536.jpg

Inaugural ceremony for "Philosopher's Way" in McLaren Park, January 5, 2013.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Philosophers-Way-inaugural-plaque-readers 1575.jpg

Checking out the new plaques on the Philosopher's Way loop in McLaren Park, January 2013.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Plaques-and-view-north 20180421 162907.jpg

View from same spot looking north.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

<iframe src="https://archive.org/embed/philosophersway" width="640" height="480" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" allowfullscreen></iframe>

During a Shaping San Francisco Public Talk on Storytelling and Memory Keepers, artist Susan Schwartzenberg describes the development and creation of "Philosophers Way," a meandering circular path that integrates older paths around McLaren Park into a new circumnavigation of the whole park. Elegant marble plaques quoting historic events, musings, and set in under-appreciated view spots, highlight the tour.

Video: Shaping San Francisco

Susan-Schwartzenberg-and-Peter-Richards-at-inaugural 1551.jpg

Susan Schwartzenberg and Peter Richards at inaugural, January 5, 2013.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Philosophers-Way-SFAC-sign 1545.jpg

SF Arts Commission Plaque

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Philosophers-Way-MLK-plaque-w-Cow-Palace 1554.jpg

Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at the Cow Palace (visible in distance) in 1964, and this plaque commemorates that event.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

MLK-plaque 1553.jpg

MLK plaque

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Philosophers-Way-forest-trail 1555.jpg

Forest trail, part of Philosopher's Way.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Philosophers-way-hiking 1561.jpg

Hiking Philosopher's Way, January 2013.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Butterfly-plaque 20180421 164657.jpg

Jane-jacobs-plaque 20180421 162846.jpg

Barry-lopez-plaque 20180421 162852.jpg

Philosophers-Way-Excelsior-street-name-plaque 1566.jpg

Describing how the street names in the Excelsior were changed after WWII.

Photos: Chris Carlsson

Reading-plaque-over-Brisbane-Lagoon 1579.jpg

Reading plaque about origins of Visitacion Valley, overlooking the former Brisbane Lagoon.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Vis-Valley-plaque 1581.jpg

Visitacion Valley origins.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Philosophers-Way-inaugural-tour-2013 1568.jpg

View north from McLaren Park, Bernal Heights in foreground, downtown in distance, 2013.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

View-of-downtown-from-McLaren-Park 20180421 180855.jpg

Five years later, 2018, this view from further south and west on a higher peak in McLaren Park.

Photo: Chris Carlsson


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