A to Z – 2023 – E is for Entwined

Our journey through San Francisco looking for the Illuminate SF installations continues with the letter E as in “Entwined.”

Entwined is a magical garden of changing lights and oh my goodness was I lucky to be able to get this display! It was supposed to be taken down early in March but because of our rainy weather, they had to leave it up. At first I couldn’t find it but as I was driving through Golden Gate Park I saw some sparkling bright lights so I kept driving toward them. I may have inadvertently driven through some barriers that said “Do Not Enter” but it was dark so I’m not sure. Technically the park was closed when I got there.

I didn’t get any still photos but was able to get out of the car and take this video. As mentioned in my first post, if flashing lights disturb you, take care viewing it.

The display was designed by Charles Gadeken and it was installed in 2020. The trees ranged from 12 to 20 feet tall. The variety of effects may make you think of raindrops, lightning and wind blowing. It was a temporary exhibit and as I write this, the last viewing was April 2 and then it was going to be taken down.

Of course if you have been following me for any length of time you know how I feel about magical places and I was enchanted by this scene. I wish I had walked into the middle of it but I didn’t want to get too far away from my car. I was just getting ready to leave when it started up again with these vibrant colors so I took one more short movie.

Best Viewing: Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park. I’m sorry that if you come to SF you won’t be able to see this exciting forest but at least I was able to give you a taste of what it looked like.

As we make our way through the first week of the A to Z Challenge I am more and more amazed by all the interesting themes other folks have chosen. I hope I am entertaining you with mine. See you tomorrow for the letter “F.”

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18 Responses to A to Z – 2023 – E is for Entwined

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  3. Tamara says:

    Very cool 🙂
    This location has a better timing where the changing of the colors is concerned than the Federal Building, eh?

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful!!!!
    Thanks for sharing these amazing videos!

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  5. joyweesemoll says:

    This made me smile! Thanks for sharing the magic!

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  6. Enchanted indeed! I’m glad you got there in time to share the loveliness with us.

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  7. ghostmmnc says:

    Those are so pretty! Glad you got to see them before they took them down. 🙂

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  8. DB McNicol says:

    LOVED that!!

    My A to Z Blogs
    DB McNicol – Small Delights, Simple Pleasures, and Significant Memories
    My Snap Memories – My Life in Black & White

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