The Palace of Fine Arts is one of those rare structures that harkens back to a simpler day and age when things moved slower and buildings were designed with romantic flare. It's no wonder that the Palace of Fine Arts has become one of the most popular place for wedding photos in San Francisco. Every day brides and grooms starts their lives together by having their portrait taken in front of the lagoons fountain. The Palace of Fine Arts was initially just one of many such buildings which were constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition (World's Fair) and used to showcase fine artwork during the fair. Most if not all of the other equally stunning structures created for the fair have long since passed in to history and replaced by more conventional construction and homes. Never meant to be permanent, The Palace of Fine Arts building was initially constructed of temporary materials and allowed to deteriorate to a state of disrepair. Reconstructed in the 1960's with seismic retrofitting finished in 2009 and has become a permanent attraction to tourist and locals alike.
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Photo taken in Marina District, San Francisco, CA, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location