Well, this is downright adorable. The Conservatory of Flowers at Golden Gate Park recently unveiled an all new garden railway display, one "celebrating the legendary Playland at the Beach and a bygone era of seaside amusement that was located on San Francisco's West End." Playland at the Beach (AKA Whitney's Playland) was a 10-acre amusement park located next to Ocean Beach along the Great Highway where Cabrillo and Balboa streets are now. According to Wikipedia, "It began as a collection of amusement rides and concessions in the late 19th century, and was known as Chutes At The Beach as early as 1913. It closed Labor Day weekend in 1972."
The Conservatory of Flowers' tiny tribute to Playland boasts "a dazzling display landscaped with hundreds of dwarf plants, model trains and trolleys" winding their way around Sutro Baths and a replica of the Victorian-era Cliff House.
Playland at the Beach replica will remain at the Conservatory until April 15, 2012. Perfect for foamers and cute enthusiasts alike.
Here are some photos of the display care of Tom Hilton. Enjoy.