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San Francisco is one of those places, I didn't know much about, but always wanted to visit. A day trip was too insufficient to see San Francisco. It was more like introduction to the city. But I am confident about many more visits to the city in future. However, in my very small trip, I noticed a few glaring similarities between San Francisco and Chicago. Here they are..  

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The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

 Architect: Bernard Maybeck

 Architectural Style: Beaux Arts

Decorative Elements: William G. Merchant, a young architect in Maybeck's office.

 Relief Panels: Bruno L. Zimm. Eight low relief panels around the rotunda symbolizing Greek culture.

 Architectural figures Sculptor: Ulric Ellerhusen.

The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California.

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The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.

 Completed: 1937

 Dimensions: Length: 1.7 miles, Width: 90 ft., and Height: 746 ft.

 Designer: Joseph Strauss, Irving Morrow, and Charles Ellis

 Designated California Historical Landmark in 1987.

 Designated San Francisco Landmark in 1999.

The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

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From the official website.. click here..

 Listen to This Wall is an initiative to bring a creative antidote to the ever increasing visual noise that crowds our urban landscape. Working with artists and designers to produce original works that offer new ways of seeing and being inspired in our city spaces.

The first of our walls is located in the historic district of Haight Ashbury in San Francisco and will feature a rotating selection of creative work.

Thank you to the building owner for donating...

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Soma - by Flaming Lotus Girls

Dimensions: 28’ high x 40’ wide / stainless steel

 Location: Pier 14, Embarcadero, San Francisco.

 Temporary Installation for one year.

Soma is a representation of two neurons connected by an axon bridge, using LEDs to represent the electrical impulses in the brain.

 It was originally created for the Burning Man event in 2009.

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Cupid's Span - by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

 Installed: November 2002

 Location: Rincon Park, San Francisco, California

 Description: Stainless steel, structural carbon steel, fiber-reinforced plastic, cast epoxy, polyvinyl chloride foam; painted with polyester gelcoat.

 Dimension: 64 ft. x 143 ft. 9 in. x 17 ft. 3/8 in.

 Commissioned by D&DF Foundation [Doris and Donald Fisher Foundation], San Francisco.

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2015 Vacation: Trip to Sacramento and San Francisco

Old Sacramento Historic District

 

The history of Sacramento, California, began with its founding by Samuel Brannan and John Augustus Sutter, Jr. in 1848 around Sutter's Fort established by his Sutter's father, Captain John A. Sutter, in 1839. The city was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border. The river was named by Spanish cavalry officer Gabriel Moraga for the Santisimo Sacramento (Most Holy Sacrament), referring to the Catholic Eucharist. The California Gold Rush started when...
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Indianapolis: Soldiers and Sailors Monument Also known as Monument Circle.

Designed by German artist Bruno Schmitz

Dedicated: 1902

 Total height is 284 ft. 6 in.

 A tribute to the valor of Indiana's soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil and Spanish American Wars. The monument is considered the largest of its kind in the United States that honors the everyday American soldier and sailor.

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