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We stopped here on our way to the Golden Gate Bridge. It so peaceful and serene; such a contrast to the noises of the city. The architecture is beautiful and it is great to take a slower stroll around the lake area.
Worth a visit!
Beautiful grounds & waterfront. Architecture is beautiful & the surrounding park is serene. Take some time to leisurely stroll around the area to take in the sights. There is a small concession area inside the adjacent building with restrooms and some games (cornhole, ping pong,...More
A gorgeous park like relaxing setting. It’s sad to me that the beautiful architecture of the building isn’t used as an art gallery or museum. It’s very peaceful with people relaxing on the grass or strolling the walkways around the pools as opposed to jogging.
A great place to visit. Fascinating architecture, layout, and views. A must see if you're in the presidio area, or, Golden Gate Bridge vicinity.
Evidently it was built for the PAN-AM games in early 1900's? Nonetheless, it is a cool place to visit. Definitely causes...More
I was walking the waterfront in San Francisco and I came across the Palace of Fine Arts. Great scenery and it has a urban animal refuge and water area. I wouldn’t bring a vehicle there because it’s apparently a high crime area for vehicle break...More
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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Greetings Ghie, I would go with late afternoon as the light would be fairly uniform with the sun being on the West, less interesting side, of the facility. The photographer should have an easier time getting wedding shots... More
Greetings Ghie, I would go with late afternoon as the light would be fairly uniform with the sun being on the West, less interesting side, of the facility. The photographer should have an easier time getting wedding shots with external flashes rather than using reflectors. Photos with the sun in the back will make portraits a little easier to get with speedlites, etc. Just my opinion on dealing with light for the pictures..... Plus, if you go into the evening towards the blue hour the building and columns will be lit, but you will still have blue sky (not black) and the dome will show nicely. Think about tux color if you go late into the evening as black will be hard to separate from black, unlit areas in the background. Just a thought.....Chrissy Field is a stones throw away and you can get some wedding shots with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Congratulations on the wedding. You will have a wonderful and memorable wedding with it being held at the Place of Fine Arts. Cheers, Rich