Saturday, November 27, 2010

Legion of Honor

One of the more unique buildings in San Francisco is the Legion of Honor fine art museum. It is a three-quarter scale model of the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur in Paris, except with a striking view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance.

You have seen a picture of its interior in my previous post and here is the museum's spacious courtyard with a replica of Rodin's The Thinker.

Many wedding parties use it as a backdrop for their photo memories like this happy couple and their entourage on the day I visited.

- Karen


Joanne Olivieri said...

Karen, gorgeous shots of the Legion of honor. You captured it perfectly.

betchai said...

love your shot of the wedding entourage, very lovely and lively

lina said...

A gorgeous building. Absolutely perfect as a backdrop for wedding photos. :)

rainfield61 said...

Happy Sunday, to you and to the married couple.

LifeRamblings said...

a beautiful museum with great ambiance.

eastcoastlife said...

That's huge! Probably takes a whole day to walk through the exhibits.

AVCr8teur said...

Poetic Shutterbug: Thanks, one of my favorite buildings in San Francisco.

Betchai: During the summer, one might be able to catch several weddings here.

Lina: I agree, a very gorgeous place. It reminds me of a palace.

Rainfield61: Wedding days are happy 365 days a year.

Life Ramblings: The outside is as beautiful as the art inside.

EastCoastLife: I think it depends how much you are into art. One can spend a day here, but my hubby will be done in less than 30 minutes. :)