Friday, November 30, 2012

Beyond the Doors

The last segment of my San Francisco City Hall tour leads to more private areas of the city's offices.
This door leads to the foyer of the Mayor's office where his assistants work. From inside, another door leads to the Mayor's private office which we did not get to see.
The statues outside are of former Mayors of San Francisco, Dianne Feinstein on the left who is now a California Senator and George Moscone on the right was assassinated in 1978 while in office. As a matter of fact, this week marked the 34th anniversary of his tragic death by a disgruntled employee.

This is the Board of Supervisors Chambers where they hold meetings and conduct city business. There are 11 Supervisors representing different districts of the city. The public is welcomed at these meetings to hear what they have to say.
The wood paneling is made of the now extinct Manchurian Oak so the window blinds have to be drawn to preserve the wood.
You can't quite see it, but the carpet pattern is of dahlias, the official flower of San Francisco.

These two photos were taken inside the International Room where the Mayor meets with VIPS. The items on display are gifts to the city from various visitors over the years.

- Karen



5 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

What a grand building, terrible story about Mayor Moscone.

eileeninmd said...

Great post an a lovely building. Wow, one does have to watch out for disgruntled employees. Have a great weekend!

rainfield61 said...

And this is the place the Mayor meets me.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

OK - I did not know our city flower was the Dahlia, learn something new every day. That would possibly explain why the Dahlia society has that HUGE circle outside of the Conservatory in Golden Gate Park.

Filip and Kristel said...

It looks like a fantastic city hall.

Sorry for not commenting the last few weeks but we are on a long travel adventure in the US and the Caribbean.

Greetings,
Filip