Friday, February 08, 2008

De Young Museum

De Young Museum Exterior & Tower


De Young Museum first floor lobby


De Young Museum from the 2nd floor looking at the enormous purposely blurred painting on the wall.


The de Young Museum was opened in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in 1895. Its fine arts display enriched visitors over the last century including yours truly who spent many summer weekends there as a kid. In 2000, the museum closed down for renovations and reopened in 2005 with a new look and more art. Last December, I visited this place for the first time since its grand reopening after being absent for almost two decades.

Happy Friday,
AV

12 comments:

Lara said...

a very interesting building!

Juha Ylitalo said...

As Lara put it, it is definately interesting building. It makes me wonder about worst scenario on how many people would be required to stand on one side of the building, before something in its structure will start to bend.
On normal day that is probably never going to be issue since all the extra load is probably pretty evenly split on all floors as people move around in exhibits.

KOSTAS said...

Splendid the photographs, the enormous white surfaces and the small human figures create a enough beautiful spectacle!
Nice work!

RuneE said...

Your site has shown me that if I ever get back to SF, there are many more sights to be seen.

Wonderful!

dot said...

Love that tower! Looks like a really intersting place.

photowannabe said...

I haven't made it there yet. It looks so fascinating. Your photo reminds me i must put it on my to do list..

NYCindividual said...

Great artchitecture! Great pictures! But don't you hate how most museums don't let you take pictures of the interior of the museum?

AVCR8TEUR said...

Lara/Dot, Thank you for your comments.

Juha: It does look like it would tilt to one side especially when the bottom is smaller than the top.

Kostas: You are right. I always heard that including people in a picture gives it perspective.

NYCIndividual: Thanks! Luckily, this one lets you take pictures, but without flash. I can live with that.

RuneE: I hope you do make it back out to SF some day.

Photowannabe: The weather is nice again, I hope you make it down to SF.

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is one neat looking museum. But seems such a waste to have one thing hanging there and nothing else for the size of the room. But an artist i am not.
I think this is interesting tho, if i ever get back there i will have to check it out.

Neva said...

What a nice museum...love your shots!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Lilli & Nevada: The walls were kind of bare except for the one blurred painting that's there to stay. I hope you do make it out here during your next vacation.

Neva: Thanks for your comment.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

I'd love to visit this museum, and I will when I'm in your city again, hopefully, in the not too distant future. :)