This impressive structure crowning Nob Hill was built on the site of the Crocker Mansion after the 1906 earthquake and fire. ... More
This impressive structure crowning Nob Hill was built on the site of the Crocker Mansion after the 1906 earthquake and fire. One of the main attractions of the catherdral are the stained glass windows. These windows showcase over 1,000 figures, with some of them dating back as far as the 1930s. The gilded bas-reliefs that adorn the doors of the main entrance are cast from Ghiberti's original molds for the Gates of Paradise that adorn the Baptistery in Florence. The cathedral also boasts two labyrinths. The outdoor one is made of Terrazzo stone and the indoor one from limestone.
Conventional wisdom holds that this iconic monument is shaped like a fire hose nozzle. It is not, at least not
by design. The tower is the gift of Lilly Hitchcock Coit, an eccentric heiress who managed to stand out ...
Located across from Ghirardelli Square and housed in a 1930s building that resembles a ship, this museum chronicles maritime history
with photographs, miniature models of Navy ships, passenger lines and fascinating interactive exhibits. The Steamship Room details the evolution ...
With all the interesting events that have occurred in San Francisco, there are bound to be a few disgruntled spirits
hanging around. This tour takes you to meet them. Your guide, gifted with a suitably mordant sense of humor, ...