Exquisite remnant of 1916 Exposition …

exposition smaller Fans of ‘Downton Abbey’ and the Edwardian era, take note …This was how one lovely spot in San Francisco appeared in 1916, and still does today. This lovely lagoon, colonnade and rotunda belong to the Palace of Fine Arts, part of the Panama Pacific International Exposition celebrating opening of Panama Canal (and rebirth of SF after the 1906 earthquake). Built of temporary materials, but “saved” by locals. It was reconstructed in 1930s, 1960s, and about 10 years ago. My thanks to my niece and her husband, a Bay area native, for taking me on a walk of discovery through Presidio Park and the Marina District. The “city by the bay” has always been one of my favorite places to visit. I never tire of exploring its culture and history …

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