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The palace of fine arts theater is very famous. You can see the building far away because it is majestic. When walking around it you can feel how wonderful it is. It is also a scene in movie "The Rock". I'm very happy to visit...More
This massive building feels a little out of place in San Francisco. Has nice gardens and lake and lots of areas for photos.
Doesn’t feel like any of original history still here.
Large empty hall with a little take away unit in it.
It's really beautiful at night. They illuminate it nicely. I would recommend timing it as you walk back from the Presidio to the city -- otherwise it is a little bit out of the way. I wouldn't recommend in the day time... dusk is best!
If you are in San Francisco, don’t miss to check out The Palace of Fine Arts. It’s one of the most instagramable places in San Fo! Imagine It was built in 1915 and it is still standing there! It has withstood the test of time.......More
Visit the Palace of Fine Arts late in the afternoon to catch the changing light of the evening and to watch the lights come on as the daylight fades away. This is a San Francisco park, but I have never seen a park policeman come...More
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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Greetings Ghie, I would go with late afternoon as the light would be fairly uniform with the sun being on the West, less interesting side, of the facility. The photographer should have an easier time getting wedding shots... More
Greetings Ghie, I would go with late afternoon as the light would be fairly uniform with the sun being on the West, less interesting side, of the facility. The photographer should have an easier time getting wedding shots with external flashes rather than using reflectors. Photos with the sun in the back will make portraits a little easier to get with speedlites, etc. Just my opinion on dealing with light for the pictures..... Plus, if you go into the evening towards the blue hour the building and columns will be lit, but you will still have blue sky (not black) and the dome will show nicely. Think about tux color if you go late into the evening as black will be hard to separate from black, unlit areas in the background. Just a thought.....Chrissy Field is a stones throw away and you can get some wedding shots with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Congratulations on the wedding. You will have a wonderful and memorable wedding with it being held at the Place of Fine Arts. Cheers, Rich