The Legion of Honor – part one – the outside

On Saturday, 01 September, we visited the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.  We now desire to share some of the pictures we took on our 2nd visit to this museum of fine art in San Francisco.  (It is located on a service road just north of 34th Avenue and Clement Street in the city’s Richmond District, which is in the northwest corner of the city near to the ocean.)

In this first view, we see part of the museum building in the plaza or square that leads to the entrance to the museum.  This is an example of classical Western (Greco-Roman) architecture.



Panning the camera to our left and now looking generally to the east, we see this scene.  European style architecture in far western North America.



A human figure in this next shot provides some perspective and scale.



A look at the front entrance to the museum.



Later, after touring the various exhibits inside, we captured this image on an overcast, cool, late summer day near the coast.



We saw this plaque mounted on one of the stone walls.  This likely is referring to the Americans who died in The First World War a few years previously.



From these images of the nearby grounds, a viewer might find it hard to believe that a mere 30 or so miles (about 50 kilometres) to the east and inland of this spot, the summers are mostly sunny and quite hot.



A zoomed in view with the land north of the Golden Gate barely visible through the fog in the distance.



Another area of the grounds of the museum.  My wife, Lucy, enjoying this photo-op.



A bronze statue of a Spaniard in the New World.  This statue is safe for now from being pulled down by rabid, multicultural fanatics in this “progressive” city because the museum is, I think, a private, not public, entity.



The view of this same statue from the rear.



A large stone, memorial marker noting the contributions and sacrifices from Asians from the far other side of the great ocean.



For our parting shot, we see the street sign here at the northernmost border of the museum grounds.  I believe the cross street is El Camino Del Mar which roughly translates (from the Spanish) as The Road Along the Water or Sea.  This may turn out to be a multi-part photo essay with some critical commentary – we shall see.



. . . . to be continued . . . 


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