This San Francisco landmark was built to resemble a vintage camera, but the origins of the camera obscura are far older than ... More
This San Francisco landmark was built to resemble a vintage camera, but the origins of the camera obscura are far older than modern photography. Leonardo da Vinci outlined the principles governing it in the 16th century. Visitors enter a darkened, hushed room where the walls are lined in black velvet and holograms. In the center is a bowl-shaped screen, 3 1/2 feet in diameter. Using mirrors and lenses, a living image of the surrounding ocean and beach are projected onto the screen. The difference between seeing that scene outside or seeing it on the camera obscura is the difference between reality and a dream.
CHIAROSCURO is contemporary restaurant that combines traditional values with a modern air. Inspired by the black and white films prominent
during the Italian Neorealist movement of the 40's and 50's, CHIAROSCURO's clients will experience a level of service that ...
This museum houses more than 87,000 paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and tapestries. Some pieces date back 4,000 years. The main
floor is dedicated to the museum's permanent collection, much of which features the works of Rodin. European and ancient ...
The Pioneer's Monument stands as a living symbol to San Francisco's resilience. It was one of the few free standing
structures that withstood the 1906 earthquake. The spear, shield and bear atop the monument symbolize California. The base of ...
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