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More highlights from exhausting week in San Francisco, pt 2

One of the most photographed locations in the city, the Palace of Fine Arts is the only structure from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition that survives on site; the Greco-Roman style rotunda and colonnades are now a popular wedding and party venue

One of the most photographed locations in the city, the Palace of Fine Arts is the only structure from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition that survives on site; the Greco-Roman style rotunda and colonnades are now a popular wedding and party venue

Downtown from Coit Tower; in 2019, the median property value in San Francisco was a staggering $1.22M, and the homeownership rate was 37.1%

Downtown from Coit Tower; in 2019, the median property value in San Francisco was a staggering $1.22M, and the homeownership rate was 37.1%

The 1924 Saints Peter and Paul Church is prominently featured in the Clint Eastwood movies Dirty Harry and The Dead Pool; it's the home for the city's Chinese-American Roman Catholic population, offering weekly masses in Italian, Cantonese, and English

The 1924 Saints Peter and Paul Church is prominently featured in the Clint Eastwood movies Dirty Harry and The Dead Pool; it's the home for the city's Chinese-American Roman Catholic population, offering weekly masses in Italian, Cantonese, and English

The 163 Moraga Steps, a great neighborhood-sponsored beautification project, are made of 2,000  handmade tiles that are made up of 75,000 fragments of tiles, mirrors and stained glass

The 163 Moraga Steps, a great neighborhood-sponsored beautification project, are made of 2,000+ handmade tiles that are made up of 75,000 fragments of tiles, mirrors and stained glass

The free San Francisco Cable Car Museum is housed in the 1887 building of the Ferries and Cliff House Railway Co; in 2020, 45% of San Francisco's population spoke a language other than English at home (Chinese and Spanish mainly)

The free San Francisco Cable Car Museum is housed in the 1887 building of the Ferries and Cliff House Railway Co; in 2020, 45% of San Francisco's population spoke a language other than English at home (Chinese and Spanish mainly)

SF has the 2nd largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest in North America; 100,000  people live in the 1 mile by 1.5 mile wide area making it the city's most densely populated neighborhood

SF has the 2nd largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest in North America; 100,000+ people live in the 1 mile by 1.5 mile wide area making it the city's most densely populated neighborhood

In 1893, Domenico Ghirardelli purchased an entire city block for the HQ of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Co; in 1962, the historic brick structures were converted into a restaurant and retail complex, the first major adaptive re-use project in the US

In 1893, Domenico Ghirardelli purchased an entire city block for the HQ of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Co; in 1962, the historic brick structures were converted into a restaurant and retail complex, the first major adaptive re-use project in the US

Alma is an 1891-built scow schooner designed to haul goods on and around San Francisco Bay; no scow schooners except Alma, which is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, are known to survive afloat in the US

Alma is an 1891-built scow schooner designed to haul goods on and around San Francisco Bay; no scow schooners except Alma, which is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, are known to survive afloat in the US

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien, at Pier 45, is a Liberty ship (1 of only 3 left) and a rare survivor of the invasion fleet from D-Day; today it's a museum ship dedicated to the men and women who built and sailed with the US Merchant Marine in World War II

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien, at Pier 45, is a Liberty ship (1 of only 3 left) and a rare survivor of the invasion fleet from D-Day; today it's a museum ship dedicated to the men and women who built and sailed with the US Merchant Marine in World War II

Scientists are able to collect information from the Pier 39 sea lions, adding to knowledge about sea lion health, dietary habits, and behavior; they have also become a huge tourist draw to the very touristy area

Scientists are able to collect information from the Pier 39 sea lions, adding to knowledge about sea lion health, dietary habits, and behavior; they have also become a huge tourist draw to the very touristy area

In a normal year, SF hosts 100  ship calls and 400,000  cruise passengers from Pier 27 on ships heading to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico; San Francisco is the first US city to have a park within a 10 minute walk of every resident

In a normal year, SF hosts 100+ ship calls and 400,000+ cruise passengers from Pier 27 on ships heading to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico; San Francisco is the first US city to have a park within a 10 minute walk of every resident

Until the completion of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s, the 1898 Ferry Building was the second busiest transit terminal in the world, second only to London's Charing Cross Station

Until the completion of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s, the 1898 Ferry Building was the second busiest transit terminal in the world, second only to London's Charing Cross Station

The 1971 Vaillancourt Fountain polarized local opinion as to its aesthetics; the pre-cast concrete fountain used to sit beneath the Embarcadero Freeway but that was destroyed in the 1989 earthquake

The 1971 Vaillancourt Fountain polarized local opinion as to its aesthetics; the pre-cast concrete fountain used to sit beneath the Embarcadero Freeway but that was destroyed in the 1989 earthquake

These cables, at the SF Cable Car Museum, pull the city's iconic vehicles; all 4 lines converge here and the museum explains how the cars work, their history and other interesting information about the only US National Historical Monument that can move

These cables, at the SF Cable Car Museum, pull the city's iconic vehicles; all 4 lines converge here and the museum explains how the cars work, their history and other interesting information about the only US National Historical Monument that can move

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