This panorama was taken from the plaza between the Veteran's Building and the 2615,Opera House on Van Ness Avenue, opposite the San Francisco City Hall. These Renaissance-style buildings give a very impressive feel to the center of San Francisco's Civic Center district, reminiscent of classical European cities like Paris and Vienna.
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City Hall is set amongst the elegant architecture modeled on the Renaissance styles from Europe. Built during the "City Beautiful" movement which focused on reconstructing the damage caused following the 1906 earthquake, these public buildings were rebuilt to be as beautiful as possible to restore city pride.
From here you can see the grand dome of the City Hall which was modeled on the Les Invalides seen here from Avenue Tourville in Paris which itself was inspired by St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Opposite, the view is along Fulton Street along to Golden Gate Park]], named after the Golden Gate Bridge. This magnificent and imposing design can be seen from United Nations Plaza to the east of this panorama. This whole district is impressive and beautiful to walk around in.
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Light Rail: Civic Center BART (J, K, L, M, N, S), Market St & Larkin St (F)
Metro: Civic Centre BART (Yellow, Green, Red and Blue lines)
Bus: Van Ness Ave & Mcallister St (47,49, 90) and elsewhere (5, 6, 7, 19, 71, 71L)