When I first saw pictures of the Pulgas Water Temple, I thought it was part of a huge complex, maybe something similar to the Palace of Fine Arts in SF. I finally visited in person and found it to be an intimate and tranquil place, tucked away off of Canada Rd in Woodside. It was erected in the 1930s to commemorate building of aqueduct that brings our drinking water all the way from Hetch Hetchy reservoir. First off the architecture and the trees lining the pool can be seen as you enter the parking lot. But as you walk toward it, you start to take in a huge grassy knoll in front of it and woodsy walkway on the side.
Gorgeous symmetry! Did you know people get married here?
View from the woodsy trail as you walk from the parking lot
Beautiful architectural details & beautiful weather, too!
Back on Canada Rd, I spotted some deer so I pulled over. At first I saw these guys roaming about, but when I saw they were headed towards the shade, I realize there were a whole lot more deer! What a treat!