Tourist for a day at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

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How wonderful to live in an area that is rich with cultural activities.

Today, we decided to go to San Francisco. The drive was short and sweet -- from Alameda, it took us less than 20 minutes to go downtown on a Sunday.

 

Asian Art Museum

We went to the The Asian Art Museum to see the special exhibit featuring the famed Terra Cotta Warriors of China.  I've always been fascinated by these life sized figures and hope to see them up close one day.  Articles about this marvel say that

"Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits near by Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were also found in other pits and they include officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians."

 

terra cotta warriors at the Asiam Art Museum

 

Besides the terra cotta exhibits, the museum featured two other floors filled with exhibits from other Asian countries. One will marvel at the exceptional exhibits that include many buddhas, metal work, pottery, batik fabrics, etc. And what a fine building to house these treasures! The building itself is a work of art.

 

Asian Art Museum

 

 San Francisco City Hall

Taking advantage of the moment when there were so few people around, I took pictures of San Francisco City Hall, one of the most beautiful buildings downtown. I'll have to go back and take another picture when the trees lining the pathway are green once again. What I want people to see are the clear blue skies. Yes, folks, it's not always cloudy :)

 

San Francisco City Hall

 

Visitors who are driving into the City should know they have parking just below this fabulous promenade. And it's quite accessible by public transportation, too. San Francisco, like many great cities, encourages walking....and what you see are amazing examples of architecture like the City Hall that make it quite a delightful tour on foot.

What a treat to the senses by becoming a tourist for a day. There are more plans to enjoy what the City of San Francisco offers, one day at a time.

 

P.S. All photos were taken with an iPhone5.

 

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Rainer
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Jimmy Faulkner
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San Francisco is definetly one of the nicest looking cities in America. It has so much to see & so much history to enjoy. Great views of the bay plus the quaintness of a fabulous city.

Mar 31, 2013 12:22 PM #1
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Joan Whitebook
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The asian art museum in San Francisco is a real gem.  I wish I still live closer to San Francisco so I could enjoy all that San Francisco has to offer.  I certainly left my heart in San Francisco.

Mar 31, 2013 12:25 PM #2
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Pacita Dimacali
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Jimmy --- everytime we go into the City, there's always something enriching to do, discover. We are so lucky to be in the area.

Joan -- come back!

Mar 31, 2013 12:45 PM #3
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Li Read
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Good photos!   And a nice plan for someone else to follow in your tourism footsteps.

Mar 31, 2013 12:54 PM #4
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Pacita

Sounds like a wonderful day in SF! I have not been to the Asian Museum but would love to go. We saw the warriors some years ago in Brazil - they were amazing.

Jeff

Mar 31, 2013 02:02 PM #5
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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SF is a beautiful city and has lots of eye candy to offer....next trip will include the Asian museum for sure !

Mar 31, 2013 07:43 PM #6
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John M. Scott
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Pacita, great photos and a great day to be in SF! Believe or not, I've never been to the Asian Art Museum... Guess I'll have to speak with my partner about that!

Apr 01, 2013 12:09 PM #7
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We went to San Francisco, its a fantastic experience. There are lot san francisco tourium websites we found through Google search. Out of those, we finalized - http://www.atasteofsf.com . It is the leading tour company specializing in small group tours. They will provide informativetour with a very knowledgeable and personable guide.

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