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Making Home Improvements Will Be Easier When Following These Tips.

Мost реoplе hеar thе tеrm "hоmе іmрrоvemеnt" and immеdіаtеlу reасh for thе Yеllоw Pagеs․ Ноwevеr, it dоes not hаvе to be as dіffіcult a task as you think․ Тherе arе lоts of dо-іt-уоursеlf mеthods to home іmprоvеmеnt․ Thіs artісlе will рrоvidе уou wіth a few crеаtivе tips for іmprovіng yоur hоme, wіthоut sрendіng a fortunе․

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If you havе a largе gardеn but would likе mоre indоor lіvіng sраce, аddіng a соnsеrvаtоrу is оnе home improvement уou shоuld сonsidеr․ A соnsеrvаtоrу will рrоvіdе an аddіtіоnаl roоm to your housе that will be fіlled wіth naturаl lіght․ Thе roоm can be usеd for mоonlit dinnеrs, home gym equірmеnt, sun lоunges аnd much mоre․ Thе struсturе is alsо lіkelу to саtch thе eyе of pоtеntіа&#x6C

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Posted by Michele T. Ricks - September 3, 2015 at 8:01 am

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Places Not to Miss when visiting San Francisco for the first time

Famous for its unpredictable weather, hilly landscape, cable cars, Victorian houses, and Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is the city surrounded by Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Whether you are visiting here for the first time or coming for a second trip, there are many places to visit. Here is a brief description of some of them which no tourist visiting San Francisco should miss.

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  1. Golden Gate Bridge:

The 2737 m long suspension bridge between San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean is considered one of the top ten construction marvels of 20th century. Its construction was started in 1933 and completed in 1937. It is highly recommended that one should bring a jacket as cold winds blow across the bridge that can make you shiver. Engineer Joseph Strauss made its original design in 1921 but it was rejected.

  1. Chinatown:

Chinatown is located on the Grand Avenue and Stockton Street. It is the oldest Chinatown in the U.S and has a population of over 100,000 people of Chinese origin. No doubt, people call it ‘little China’ outside Asia. There are many ornamented houses, shops, and eateries, which makes it a hot tourist spot.

  1. Alcatraz Island:

Situated on the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island was once home to Al Capone. Now the prison has been converted into a museum. It has the first lighthouse and a fort built in U.S on the west coast.

  1. Fisherman’s Wharf:

Located in the neighborhood of San Francisco, visiting here will remind you of classical San Francisco. No doubt, it is one of the busiest tourist attractions in the western USA.

  1. Union Square:

Union Square has an area of 2.6 acres and is surrounded by multiple department stores, gift shops, art gallery, boutiques, and beauty salons. No doubt, it is one of the best shopping places.

  1. Japanese Tea Garden:

It is quiet popular among the tourists and a quiet calm place. Those visiting San Francisco for the second time always visit here.

  1. Aquarium of the Bay:

Located in Beech Street, Aquarium of the Bay is a delight for people of all ages. There are underground glass tunnels from which marine life can be seen closely.

  1. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art:

It is the only western museum in the United States. It is a non-profit organization and is solely devoted to 20th century art. Swiss architect Mario Botta originally designed it. It was also the first museum to recognize photography as a fine art.

  1. Asian Art Museum:

Known for its most comprehensive collection of Asian art in the world, it represents a collection of more than 30 countries and is considered the largest museum in the western world. It was inaugurated in 1966 originally in Golden Gate Park and on March 20, 2003, it was relocated to its present location opposite San Francisco city centre. In 2011, the museum got a new identity by Wolffonins.

  1. California Academy of Sciences:

It is a natural history museum with over 26 million specimens. It also has an aquarium and planetarium inside it. It is a favorite spot of the students visiting San Francisco.

Posted by Michele T. Ricks - September 1, 2015 at 5:48 am

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