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Park Dolores, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2013[open in full screen]  

 
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Strictly speaking this is not a square. I think that urban spaces like this one still deserve to be in this collection, especially in San Francisco. Urban parks surrounded by residential houses are dispersed all over the city. Some of them are even called squares [like Alamo Square for example on the photo bellow right].

They are to some degree continuing the South American [Spanish influenced] tradition of park with greenery being part of the urban square.

  You can visit Plaza Francia in Buenos Aires to see what is the difference.

This wonderful park on the high ground, typical for this city, is named for Miguel Hidalgo (El Grito de Dolores), the father of Mexican independence. His statue is dominating the park on the highest point with unbelievable view. On this warm, sunny day, unusual for San Francisco in March, hundreds of people and as many pets, are taking their spot and admiring the view of the city in the distance.

  Tip for visitors: Sharing the view and pleasant sunny afternoon with extremely friendly people in San Francisco was one of the highlights of our visit. Don't miss this experience. Locals are saying that Dolores Park is having special microclimate much warmer than the rest of the city. Park is very easily accessible even if you don't drive, being served by J-Church Muni streetcar/metro line [dotted line on our map].

Next Japantown Peace Plaza, San Francisco, CA, USA

 
           
   
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