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A Tour of San Francisco ~ Lola & the Boy Next Door Edition | The Heart of a Book Blogger
Two years ago, I created one of my favorite posts: Une Visite de Paris ~ Anna & the French Kiss Edition. While I was in Paris, I photographed everywhere Anna traveled around the city. This past semester, I lived in San Francisco as part of an urban internship program through my college. While I was living there, I decided to reread Lola and the Boy Next Door and photograph the different places Lola mentions. Rereading Lola and the Boy Next Door while I was in San Francisco really helped me visualize and understand the setting in a way I didn’t the first time I read it, and I loved being able to put together this post. So without further ado I present, Lola’s San Francisco! “My name is also shared with this park, Mission Dolores. It’s not a coincidence. Great-Grandmother Dolores was named after the nearby mission, which was named after a creek called Arroyo de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores.” (page 10) “The Japanese Tea Garden isn’t big, but it makes up for its size with beauty. Perfumed flowers in jewel-toned colors are balanced by intricately cut plants in tranquil blues and greens. Pathways meander around Buddhist statuary, koi ponds, a red …