San Francisco (part 1)

We always like to visit San Francisco. Having  been there in 2001 and in 2010, it was great to go back . The first  time we were there was in December 2001 and we only had one day to visit. The second time was in July 2010,  for a few baseball games and little time for tourism. This time, I was prepared with a list of places I did not want to miss. Of course, there was one Spanish Mission to see . Mission San Francisco de Asis or Mission Dolores is the oldest standing structure in SF. This Mission was founded in June 1776.  It was the 6th of 21  California Missions established  by Father Junipero Serra.

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Besides the mission is the Basilica of SF, completed in 1918. It has an extravagantly decorative interior and beautiful stained glass window.

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We also  visited Grace Cathedral on California Street. The building was inspired by Notre-Dame in Paris. We spent at least one  wonderful hour there . Walking the labyrinth, looking at the Ghiberti doors, admiring the stained glass and murals. We really enjoyed discovering this place. I would like to be there other time to listen to the choir or classical music concerts. The Cathedral’s organ is one of the largest organs in the USA.

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On my next post , I will bring you to other areas of San Francisco.

6 thoughts on “San Francisco (part 1)

  1. Allo ma cousine , c’est amusant que tu reprennes tes chroniques juste avant le nouvel an …tu dois être complètement empli de l’esprit divin après toute ces visites ! Je te souhaite pour 2015 de continuer à avoir plein de beaux projets qui te font vibrer ! Santé , amour et joie à toi et à ta famille ! Affection, Martine xxx

  2. It sounds like you certainly packed in a lot of sightseeing in a short time, France! San Fransisco is such a great city. I really enjoyed your photo essay too. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! May 2015 be filled with the best of the best!! ~ Jeannie

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