Monday, March 9, 2015

A peek inside San Francisco City Hall


I had never been inside City Hall in San Francisco. I have shown the outside of City Hall here when they have had different lights in honor of stuff but never had been in. The other day I stepped inside there to get my birth certificate as I was born in the city. The inside is marvelous. Construction was started in 1913 and was completed in 1915. The dome outside is the fifth-largest in the world-taller than the U.S Capitol's by 42 feet. Beside official city and county business, many couples get married there and a lot of official events are held there:

A ceremonial shovel that Mayor James Rolph turned over the dirt to begin construction

The inside of the dome



The Rotunda




And there are many busts of great San Francisco leaders:

Mayor George Christopher
Major General Fredrick Funston, who saved SF after the quake of 1906
Mayor Angelo Rossi
Mayor Adolph Sutro
Mayor John Shelley
Mayor James Rolph
Supervisor Harvey Milk
And I saw this and thought it was super cool. This is the head from the statue from the original City Hall that was destroyed in the earthquake of 1906:


Hope you enjoyed this little peek inside San Francisco's City Hall.

88 comments:

  1. San Francisco is on my list to visit. The city hall has beautiful detail. I love that packages box!

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    1. You need to come out. That box was cool.

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  2. That's an impressive city hall! Thanks for linking up over at Toronto Teacher Mom!

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  3. Seems this city hall is full with interesting things relate to its history.
    Beautiful details.Thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. I haven't been to San Fran before but the history exhibits sure look interesting in the city hall you visited.

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  5. Wonderful photos interesting too :-)

    Have a good week & thanks for stopping by :-)

    PS: You didn't add yourself to my Linky

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  6. Hari OM
    Got some lovely shots here! Love the one looking to the foot of the stair.... YAM xx

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  7. Great shots. Thanks for taking us along for the visit and for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/flying-high.html

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  8. Beautiful and interesting. Nice shots, thanks for sharing.

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  9. What a fancy city hall! Will have to visit next time I'm out that way

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  10. What an amazing City Hall. San Francisco is on my travel wish list. Hoping to pull of my wish list in the next few years.

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  11. Great set of pix, Patrick.

    Am glad you are enjoying the city!

    Happy WW

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  12. Very cool! I like the architecture of some of the buildings.
    Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week!
    #BigTopBlogParty

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    1. You will always see me and the buildings are cool.

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  13. You find the most awesome architecture in your city, and the sculptures are amazing!!!

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  14. My daughter will be attending University here, loving getting to know SF through your blog posts :)

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  15. Cool place. Your neighbors should come film a movie there.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/03/ww.html

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  16. Oh wow, it is beautiful. I would love to go there :)

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  17. What another absolutely gorgeous tour of a public place in your gorgeous city! You just want me to plan a trip there to go sight seeing don't you? lol j/k I love history and architecture as I have said before and these pictures were just FANTASTIC!

    Thank you for linking up to Party Under the Big Top, the #BigTopBlogParty! So happy you were able to join in on the fun this week!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,

    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus

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    1. You should come out here. There are many places to go.

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  18. WOW! That was really nice. I love visiting interesting buildings like this, but there aren't too many in Knoxville. I'm eager to return to Nashville some time soon to shoot the capital building and some other landmarks. That'll be great fun. BTW, you're this week's featured photographer on #WW. Congratulations! ;)

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    1. Thanks. And I want to visit Knoxville.

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  19. Amazing trip! Its like I am there =)

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  20. Beautiful architecture and awesome pictures! Happy Wordless Wednesday.

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  21. Love your photos! Thank you for sharing with us at VMG206 Brag About It link party this week. So happy to see you there! Looking forward to more of your adventures!

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    1. You are welcome and hopefully I will have more.

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  22. That's really cool! I never went inside either when I lived there.
    :-)
    Traci

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  23. What an awesome post and so informative. I'm a midwesterner with little chance of seeing this anytime soon! I'll put it on my bucket list! Thanks for linking up at Wordless Wednesday!
    Erica
    @OnBlissStreet

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  24. Looks like an interesting place to visit. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

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  25. You got some great pictures. I love big buildings like that one.

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  26. I am just blown away by all the detail on that architecture!!! that is just ART. pure ART. Sigh..... you just don't see stuff like that anymore. Or, perhaps I just don't hang out in rich enough places! ha

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    1. You don't. The place was built many years ago.

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  27. A very ornate building. More Museum and City Hall!

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  28. Looks like an amazing building - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  29. love all the details...the rotunda looks fantastic!

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  30. That was marvelous, and I think the finding of that head was the best of all after the quake. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for sharing. HUGS Have a great weekend.

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  31. Such a lovely building! Great shots - thanks for sharing! :)

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  32. This is quite a regal building, inside and out!

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  33. Hi Patrick,
    thanks for visiting my blog!
    The San Francisco City Hall looks very impressive, too bad I didn't see it when I visited the city...
    Have a nice day!

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    1. You should have. It is there. Come back and visit.

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  34. Lovely "tour." Thanks for sharing. And thanks for linking up over at Life at Rossmont.

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  35. Oh my...fun post! I'm always get so excited to see what you have brought to our party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Lou Lou Girls

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  36. What an amazing building, thank you for sharing at Good Morning Mondays.

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  37. Thanks for sharing on Tips & Tricks! Hope you come back again this week! :)

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  38. Super neat architecture. Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!

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  39. Wow, what a beautiful building. And how is that head?? It's pretty cool to think it survived the earthquake. Thanks for linking up at Mum-bo Monday

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  40. it's been a long time, but i remember when i was unemployed, i played tourist in SF and got a tour of city hall. it's either the sf library of the city hall that is built on some sort of moat (not sure if i'm characterizing it correctly) where if there's an earthquake, it will just sway and not buckle. i think it's city hall.

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    1. Wow, I did not know that. Thanks for sharing that.

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  41. I went to San Francisco, once. I road a trolly while humming the Rice a Roni song in my head, but I never got to see this cool stuff!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/04/ww-kfc.html

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