Legion Of Honor

Front Entrance
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The entry was just across from a parking lot and a bus stop for the 18 line. Located on 34th Avenue at Clement, the museum is surrounded by a park-like golf course.


California Palace Of The Legion Of Honor external link   •  100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, California external link   •  (Photo posted Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:27:51 Sunday 6 February 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3295
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Lions Guarded the Entrance
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Stone lions guarded the entrances, one on each side. Behind this lion was a statue of a classically mounted hero.


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The Thinker
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In the center of the courtyard out front of the museum entrance was a full sized, official reproduction of Rodin's Thinker, 1904, Bronze.


California Palace Of The Legion Of Honor external link   •  100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, California external link   •  (Photo posted Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:30:45 Sunday 6 February 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3301
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A Dog
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Someone's dog loitered among the columns of the courtyard that early afternoon.


Comment by: Angela Sunday 13 February 2011

I love this shot, Bryan! The light on that dog's face is priceless...:):)


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Glass Pyramid
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In homage to the Louvre, the Legion of Honor now has a glass pyramid in its courtyard. On this particular day, because of a special exhibit below it, the blinds were shut so we could not see down into the museum.


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Columns Surrounded
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Tall columns surrounded the courtyard. A walkway lay between the columns and the wall. That gap was used by a couple of fashion photographers to create a dramatic background.


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Membership Desk
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Inside the main entrances was the membership desk on one side and the day-use payment desk on the other side. Between them, very polite guards told everyone in the nicest way to carry backpack in hand and that no flash photography was permitted.


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The George and Marie Hecksher Gallery
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The George and Marie Hecksher Gallery showed a mixture of paintings and sculptures.


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The George and Marie Hecksher Gallery
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The George and Marie Hecksher Gallery showed a mixture of paintings and sculptures.


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Across The Entry
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Opposite the George and Marie Hecksher Gallery was another gallery. The entry area could be seen in the background.


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A Family Discussed Art
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A family stood between two paintings of Christ, each depicting a different story.


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Gallery Beyond Gallery
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The museum was laid out in the shape of a horse shoe. This was the view down one of the legs, with a series of doors leading from one gallery to the next.


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Suaceboat
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Close up shot of a Sauceboat, Made by Paul Storr, 1771-1844, English, London, England, made of Silver


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Furniture and Paintings
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A room of furnishings included a fireplace with a fancy marble mantle.


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Writing Desk
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A superb writing desk with inlaid wood decoration. This was part of an restored interior of a period room.


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The August Rodin Collection
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A room was dedicated to the sculpture of August Rodin. Here were a couple of his marble works.


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Long-Case Clock (régulateur)
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Long-Case Clock (régulateur) was part of a restored room. The clock was from France, 1745-1749, Kingwood, gilt-bronze mounts, silvered dial, glass and brass. Stamped with the crowned C mark. Signed on clockwork: inventé en 1730 par Julien le Roy, Horologer du Roy


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Lower Entrance
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The first sub-level or basement was the site of the museum store, the cafe, and special exhibits. This was the view looking out a side exit below ground with stairs beyond.


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Case By The Restrooms
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Restrooms were on the lower level and just outside them were small cased exhibits to entertain those waiting.


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Constance and Henry Bowles Porcelain Gallery
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The Constance and Henry Bowles Porcelain Gallery was also on the lower level. It was open to the public but had few visitors at lunchtime.


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Background For A Fashion Shoot
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Outside again in the courtyard. The pathway behind the columns were used by fashion photographers to create a dramatic background.


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A Sign
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A sign just inside the courtyard read:

That men may not forget, the living legion, in convention, speaking in comradeship with the dead, again voice their love for those who gave their lives that we might be free.
October 17, 1923


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Optical Illusion
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A ball extended into the area above the entry gate that led into the courtyard. Or was it a ball shaped hole?


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Back-Lit Thinker
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The statue of the Thinker was nicely back-lit that afternoon.


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One Of Two Front Lawns
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The one lawn to the right as one exited from the courtyard. A mounted rider statue protected the lawn.


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The Other Front Lawn
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The other front lawn to the left as one exited the courtyard. This one too was protected by a mounted statue.


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The Fountain and Pax Jerusalemme
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The crosswalk out front led across 34th Avenue and to a large circular fountain. Beyond the fountain was a large steel sculpture called Pax Jerusalemme internal link by Mark di Suvero set in the middle of the parking lot.


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