The Chronicle’s Meredith May paid a visit to the Off the Beaten Path exhibit at the Photo Center and McLaren Lodge. Here’s what Photo Center Director Dave Christensen had to say:

The idea for the show came to Harvey Milk Photo Center Director Dave Christensen more than a year ago, when he took a shortcut through Golden Gate Park to get to a meeting.

‘It was a stressful day, and when I got inside the park, all of a sudden I felt I was somewhere else, enveloped in a deep forest,” he said. “I was transported. We have these places of refuge readily available to us in the middle of the metropolis.

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