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  Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. That is what this exquisite piece of art is called. This structure, which takes inspiration from Greek and Roman architecture was...
Palace of fine arts

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco.


Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. That is what this exquisite piece of art is called. This structure, which takes inspiration from Greek and Roman architecture was originally built for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915.

It continues to give San Francisco a Greek and Roman touch.  Today, the rebuilt structure with its man-made lagoon, fountains and all, is an attraction for visitors to the city, photographers and people who like to hang out near San Francisco’s beautiful landmarks. .

Palace of Fine arts, San Francisco
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48 Comments on this post.
  • Anna-Karin Eriksson
    19 August 2014 at 5:59 pm
    • dNambiar
      20 August 2014 at 9:58 am

      Thank you, Anna.
      San Francisco does have some beautiful structures like this.

  • Mama Zen
    19 August 2014 at 8:38 pm

    How gorgeous!

    • dNambiar
      20 August 2014 at 9:59 am

      Isn't it?!
      Thank you for stopping by, Mama Zen.

  • ladyfi
    20 August 2014 at 3:52 am

    Beautiful shots.

    • dNambiar
      20 August 2014 at 10:00 am

      Thank you Ladyfi. 🙂

  • rupam sarma
    20 August 2014 at 4:24 am


    • dNambiar
      20 August 2014 at 10:00 am

      It is, isn't it?
      Thank you, Rupam.

  • Rahul Bhatia
    20 August 2014 at 8:22 am

    You really have a way of mastering the camera for shots, Divya:) and words too!!

    • dNambiar
      20 August 2014 at 10:04 am

      Thank you, Mr. Bhatia.
      This is a pic from ages ago. It definitely feels like that. If I were to have taken it sometime now, I'd have given that fountain some more attention, I guess. 😉 Actually, I'm not sure; the architecture was so gorgeous and there were so many details to sit and stare at.

      Thank you once again. Mr. Bhatia.

  • Ramakrishnan Ramanathan
    20 August 2014 at 8:25 am

    Super fabulous ! Are you back from your India visit?

    • dNambiar
      20 August 2014 at 10:05 am

      San Francisco. Fabulous indeed. You know that. 🙂
      Nope, Ram. Still in the motherland. Long visit, this time.
      I hope you are doing well.

  • Carole M.
    20 August 2014 at 11:03 am

    an incredible structure and beautiful crisp images.

    • dNambiar
      20 August 2014 at 1:10 pm

      It is.
      Thank you so much, Carole.
      Welcome to this blog. 🙂

  • Saru Singhal
    20 August 2014 at 1:55 pm

    It will be on list on my travel. I think will stay in SFO for at least two days. Beautiful clicks, Dee.

    • dNambiar
      21 August 2014 at 5:50 pm

      There's so much to see and do in San Francisco, Saru. You will fall in love with the city, I am so damn sure. 🙂

  • NatureFootstep
    20 August 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Great post. Did not know they had these things in SF. 🙂

    • dNambiar
      21 August 2014 at 5:51 pm

      SF is like a box of assorted chocolates, believe me.
      One great city!

      Welcome here, NatureFootstep. 🙂

  • Mike
    20 August 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Beautiful architecture. I haven't been to SF since I was a very little kid. No memory of cool places like this. Great photos!

    Iowa Voice

    • dNambiar
      21 August 2014 at 5:55 pm

      San Francisco has so much to show you; all kinds of architecture too.
      You should go again.

      I'll never, ever get tired of this gorgeous city.

      Thank you for the visit, Mike. I hope to see you here again. 🙂

  • R Niranjan Das
    21 August 2014 at 9:36 am

    Gorgeous architecture!

    • dNambiar
      21 August 2014 at 5:56 pm

      It is. I would love to go there again and look at all the finer details.
      Such a beauty!

  • magiceye
    22 August 2014 at 1:58 am

    Wow! Impressive!

    • dNambiar
      22 August 2014 at 11:14 am

      A very impressive structure.
      Long after I visited this place, I'd seen it from a view point far away. It looked just as impressive from there.

      Thank you, Magiceye.

  • Su-sieee! Mac
    22 August 2014 at 8:15 am

    Beautiful photos of these beautiful buildings. This was one of my favorite places when I lived in SF once upon a time. Thanks for the memories. 🙂
    Take 25 to Hollister

    • dNambiar
      22 August 2014 at 11:15 am

      I'm so glad it brought back memories, Su-siee.
      Used to live in SF? I bet you miss the place.

      Hey, and welcome here. 🙂

  • Bikram
    22 August 2014 at 10:04 am

    those are beautiful monuments .. Makes me feel to come over


    • dNambiar
      22 August 2014 at 11:17 am

      You must see SF, Bikram.
      This is just the tip of the iceberg called San Francisco.

    22 August 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Such wonderful architecture!!! Beautiful photo shares.

    • dNambiar
      23 August 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you. 🙂

  • NatureFootstep
    23 August 2014 at 7:29 am

    you are welcome to join my memes anytime 🙂

    • dNambiar
      23 August 2014 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you. 🙂

  • Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams
    24 August 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I love the way the sculpture shows the back of the women. Makes you want to join them to see what they are looking at. Take care. x

    • dNambiar
      25 August 2014 at 10:01 am

      The sculptures here are amazing. I swear they make me curious too.
      Welcome to this blog, Chel.
      Hoping to see you here more often. 🙂

  • Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ
    26 August 2014 at 8:30 am

    Beautiful photos


    • dNambiar
      4 September 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Thank you, Krishna.
      It IS a beautiful place. The architecture really wowed me. 🙂

  • Puru@ShadowsGalore
    30 August 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Corinthian columns, that's what these are called I guess. Similar pieces are there in old buildings of the British Raj in Calcutta and Mumbai. Very well photographed 🙂

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2014 at 7:31 pm

      Oh, the ornamental columns? That's what they are called? Thank you, Puru. 🙂
      When you say well photographed, it's such an honour. I wish I knew how to play with ISO back then when I took this pic — that for the sake of that fountain there.

      Thanks again, Puru.

  • travelrage
    6 September 2014 at 1:17 am

    Isn't this the museum?

    • dNambiar
      26 September 2014 at 11:11 am

      Hey Neh, missed this comment. Sorry.
      The Exploratorium used to be to one side of this structure. (It was there when we were visiting but now it is at one of those Piers on Embarcadero.)

  • Shweta Dave
    26 September 2014 at 11:14 am

    Looked so Roman…couldn't believe its San Francisco, lovely pictures.

    • dNambiar
      28 September 2014 at 12:05 pm

      SFO is full of surprises for those who are new to it.
      It has its own little world within it — a little China, a little Japan…

      Thanks, Shweta.

  • Mridula
    26 September 2014 at 2:51 pm

    It is indeed very beautiful.

    • dNambiar
      28 September 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Isn't it? 🙂

      Thank you, Mridula.

  • umashankar
    27 September 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I've always had this fascination for San Francisco. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures.

    • dNambiar
      28 September 2014 at 12:08 pm

      I know. 🙂 And it is a city to be fascinated with. The San Francisco of your stories sounded just like the San Francisco I know. Superb job, USP. I really, really hope you get to see the city for your self.

      You're welcome. And thank YOU. 🙂

  • Indrani
    28 September 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Beautiful structures.
    Had you not mentioned, I would have thought they are from Greece.

    • dNambiar
      1 October 2014 at 11:13 am

      Beautiful they are. I wanted to spend some more time (than I got to do) looking at it.
      SF has a lot to show, in terms of architecture.

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