Palace of Fine Arts | San Francisco

 The architect Bernard Maybeck is quoted as saying, that the purpose of The Palace of Fine Arts is to show “the mortality of grandeur, and the vanity of human wishes”. I can’t think of a more appropriate location to ponder the depth, of that wonderful description. I would highly...

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Palace of Fine Arts | San Franciso

 Let us take a moment and appreciate this spectacular three hundred and sixty degree view of the rotunda. This vantage point provides an incredible perspective of the towering arches and columns above us. Perched at the very top of each column, you’ll see eight separate angelic figures, looking down...

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Palace of Fine Arts | San Francisco

 The Palace of Fine Arts is located in the Marina District of San Francisco, California. This fantastic structure happens to be an architectural icon of the city. Originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, to exhibit works of art featured there. This incredible icon is one of only a...

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Palace of Fine Arts | San Francisco

 As you can see from this vantage point, the main Rotunda is built surrounded by a small artificial lagoon. The lagoon was constructed to echo the water scene’s found in classical settings in Europe. Here the expansive water vista creates a mirrored surface, reflecting the architecture from a considerable...

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Palace of Fine Arts | San Francisco

 As we approach the beautiful Rotunda, you can see that this structure is surrounded by a lovely artificial lagoon. The lagoon was constructed to echo the water scene’s found in classical settings in Europe. Here the expansive water vista creates a mirrored surface, reflecting the architecture from a considerable...

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