Thanks to Google Maps, the gopher holes in the Beach Chalet Soccer Field are now visible from space. You can't see what's going on in the bushes surrounding this field on Golden Gate Park's far west edge, but perhaps that's for the best. A city filing — which is especially entertaining if read in the voice of Alec Baldwin — describes it as "undesirable uses such as camping and sexual activity ... aided by... More >>>
From the Raymond H. Clary Collection in "The Making of Golden Gate Park, The Early Years: 1865-1906"
A typical view in the west of San Francisco, circa 1865: "natural," but not "naturalistic."