This imposing Byzantine-style structure is crowned with five onion domes, each covered in 24-karat gold leaf. On a bright day ... More
Holy Virgin Cathedral
This imposing Byzantine-style structure is crowned with five onion domes, each covered in 24-karat gold leaf. On a bright day with the sunlight hitting the Holy Virgin Cathedral, the view is absolutely dazzling. Inside one gets a glimpse of a period back in time. The interior, consecrated in 1977, could just as easily date from 1577. Through the incense gleams the gold of more mosaics, these depicting various saints, and the precious metals of the icons that are everywhere.
An engineering masterpiece, this bridge, built in 1937, towers with sturdy grace over the Golden Gate. Stretching over 4,200 feet,
it is every bit as awesome an accomplishment in suspension bridge engineering today as it was over half a ...
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 northernmost of the California missions founded by Father Junipero Serra, this mission is the oldest structure in San Francisco,
dating from 1788. Walk inside and behold Spanish Colonial San Francisco beneath roof beams held together with rawhide strips. ...
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