Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rotunda


July 18


We were happy to learn that the rotunda was available and the civil ceremony would be held there. So we headed upstairs.



You can see the amazing baroque architecture at the top.

San Francisco City Hall has often been referred to as "The Crown Jewel" of the finest ensemble of classical architecture in America. The architect was Arthur Brown Jr., who also designed San Francisco"s Opera House, Veterans Building, Temple Emanuel, Coit Tower and 50 United Nations Plaza."

"Its dome is one of the largest in the world, rising 306 feet above the civic center national historic district. The building itself totals over 500,000 square feet.” –Sfgov.org/city hall



Maralily took our photos while waiting. Some of them were candid snapshots.





Being silly.






Embrace.






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