Obviously I’m addicted to water temples these days LOL. I asked Dave to take me across the bay to photograph “the other” water temple called Las Pulgas Water Temple. The structure itself isn’t as beautiful as the previous one I took pictures of, which is located in Sunol, mainly because there isn’t a rotunda with a mosaic, rather it’s open to the sky (see below). However, the grounds are absolutely gorgeous!! It has such a stately feeling.
At the top of the temple reads, “I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people ” [from Isaiah 43:20].
A bit of history:
This temple was built 28 years after the Sunol Water Temple. The Pulgas Water Temple is a stone structure west of I-280 at 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, California, United States, designed by architect William G. Merchant. It was erected by the San Francisco Water Department to commemorate the 1934 completion of the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct and is located at the aqueduct’s terminus. In 1938, the original water temple was replaced with the current design.