November 16th, 2010
You never know what kind of weather you are in for in San Francisco, but Sunday morning was amazingly warm and pleasant — the perfect day to walk and talk about water and the history of the city.
Joel was full of great stories about the changing landscape of the area. It turns out that all the bodies of water in this area share a history that has to do with both making the park flourish with plants (motivated by both business and pleasure) and the politics of water management. The Laguna Honda Reservoir itself was a feat of engineering in its time, replacing the natural lake by the same name.
We had smart and engaged people on the tour asking questions and providing insight. I hope to see you all again on a future tour. All of Joel’s tours evolve (in fact, this one will probably go in the opposite direction next time and gain new material) so feel free to come again!
If you have any questions about the tour material, or if it sparked any thoughts for you, please open them for discussion here.
Here are a couple of the images we looked at on the tour. Others may appear in the Thinkwalks slide show soon.