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Palace of fine arts

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco.

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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 originally built for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915.

It continues to give San Francisco a Greek and Roman touch. Β 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

  1. Beautiful pictures! Looks like a nice place!

    //Scaniatjejen
    http://www.scaniatjejen.se

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

    • 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. πŸ˜‰ 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.

  3. Super fabulous ! Are you back from your India visit?

  4. an incredible structure and beautiful crisp images.

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

  6. Great post. Did not know they had these things in SF. πŸ™‚

  7. 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

    • 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. πŸ™‚

    • 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.

  8. 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. πŸ™‚
    Take 25 to Hollister

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

    Bikram's

  10. Such wonderful architecture!!! Beautiful photo shares.

  11. you are welcome to join my memes anytime πŸ™‚
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  12. 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

  13. 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 πŸ™‚

    • Oh, the ornamental columns? That's what they are called? Thank you, Puru. πŸ™‚
      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.

    • 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.)

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

  15. It is indeed very beautiful.

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

    • I know. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

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

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