Palace of Fine Arts/Exploratorium, San Francisco

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    the Exploratorium ,Palace of fine Arts
    by Waalewiener
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    the Exploratorium ,Palace of fine Arts
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    Palace of Fine Arts
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    Palace of the Fine Arts

    by IceBear7 Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    Palace of the Fine Arts

    Favorite thing: An amazing place!

    Huge, old, beautiful artistic buildings. The only use is of people walking around, staring at the columns, taking pictures, admiring its beauty.

    It's not a museum, not a palace, but ruins of a building originally built for the Panama Pacific International Exhibition. Everything else was torn down, but the people thought this Palace of the Fine Arts was to beautiful to be destroyed, so they saved it. It was even restored by a wealthy guy 35 years later.

    Fondest memory: There was a guy sitting somewhere beside a column, playing a simple tune on his flute. You could hear him everywhere, a magic moment. It took a while to find him and look at him playing with his eyes closed, just ejoying himself and his music. It's a melancholic moment because it's just ruins, but it's energetic at the same time - because it is there just for the sake of being there and being beautiful!

    www.palaceoffinearts.org

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Arts and Culture

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    The Palace of fine Arts ,the EXPLORATORIUM.

    by Waalewiener Written Sep 22, 2004

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    the Exploratorium ,Palace of fine Arts

    Favorite thing: This Domed structure or '' Rotunda '' of the Roman Greek era was built in 1915 for the Panama International Exposition .It was restored in 1967 .It is a beautiful structure ,and I am glad we had a chance to see it.

    Fondest memory: Located at Marina Boulevard & Baker street.

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    The Palace of fine Arts ,the EXPLORATORIUM.

    by Waalewiener Written Sep 22, 2004

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    Favorite thing: It was late in the day and at the end of our wonderful Tour with Wanch & Annapet & Dulce ,and this was the last part we saw of San Francisco and it was well worth seeing it. The ExploratoriumThere were still some white Swans in the Lagoon around this magnificent structure and it should look fabulous during the day time I bet.

    Fondest memory: The location is Marina Boulevard and Baker street.

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    One of my favorite movie's is...

    by jgemini65 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: One of my favorite movie's is 'Time After Time,' and this is one of the great locations in that film! That is why I was compelled to take many shots of this great structure!

    Fondest memory: This photo is directed at the great motif's that are emphasized on the facade! Take some time to just wander aimlessly around these grounds...and daydream!

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    by azucca Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Palace of Fine Arts at Marina District. Close to the Exploratorium. To me, it looked like heaven on earth. I never expected to see such an old and pretty monument in the middle of a SF neighborhood.
    If you want to know more about the Palace of Fine Arts please visit their web site.
    http://www.exploratorium.edu/palace/index.html

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    explore every inch of this...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: explore every inch of this beautifully quaint city!!

    Fondest memory: Noticed the dome-shaped structure in the distance?

    Well, that's the Palace of Fine Arts... which means we are now at the artsy section of beautiful San Francisco!!

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    When visiting San Fancisco, I...

    by ppotts Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When visiting San Fancisco, I would highly recommend going to the waterfront. Plenty of shops and seafood to go around for everyone! And please take your picture with the sea lions!! Also, try and find your way down Lombard Street...and take turns driving down the winding road! It's lots of fun!!

    Fondest memory: I loved walking around the Palace of Fine Arts!

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    The Exploratorium

    by Bregman Updated Apr 9, 2005

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    Palace of Fine Arts

    Favorite thing: Visit the Exploratorium science museum at the Palace of Fine Arts.

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    The Exploritorium and Palace...

    by jgemini65 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The Exploritorium and Palace of Fine Arts is a favorite spot of mine! It is one place where you can view monumental architecture in California!

    Fondest memory: Isn't this building great!

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    Watch out....you WILL leave...

    by califdweller Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Watch out....you WILL leave your heart in San Francisco ....
    This is the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda....

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