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The interior of this ultra-modern Catholic church is sleek, spare and remarkably intimate, considering that it seats 2400 people in a semi-circle around the altar. The central dome of Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption soars 15 stories into the air and is supported by buttresses that have been incorporated into each of the four corners of the building's interior. The corner walls beyond them are floor-to-ceiling plate glass. This effect gives the building the feeling of somehow being lighter than air for all its masses.
One end of the Clarion Alley is marked by the Mission Street and the other end is marked by the Valencia Street. This small alley is huge on creativity and vibrant colors give a lovely dimension to it. Not only are the walls adorned with murals but the street also has lovely paintings on it. The place is perfect for clicking loads of pictures and it is also a nice spot where you can stand and analyse the artists' state of mind while drawing these beautiful pictures. When in San Francisco, the Clarion Alley should not be missed.
Art Now SF is an art space and a gallery that showcases some of the finest art works in this massive 9500 square feet (882.57 square meters) gallery. From ground space to a small balcony that faces the ground floor, this space can be used for private events as well. The art gallery is normally used for photo/movie shoots, staging areas, band rehearsals and classes for yoga/dance, etc.) They have a full fledged kitchen, a dining area, conference room, bath with showers, recording studio, private rooms, etc. They also have a basketball hoop, ping pong and table tennis tables.
Founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1779, Mission San Francisco de Asis, also known as Mission Dolores, is the oldest structure in San Francisco. The mission and the city that surrounds it was named after St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order. The Mission Dolores has gone through several repairs and renovations since its founding and the mission's original adobe structure still stands on-site, as well as a section of the original cemetery. The mission was the first location to be designated by the City of San Francisco as a protected historical landmark in 1968.
You might remember the Alamo Square Park from the opening credits of the 1980s sitcom Full House, where the Tanner family is seen enjoying a picnic here in the backdrop of the Painted Ladies-Alamo Square. That was the park's shot to fame. This lovely green expanse is a place where most of the local families come to spend time under the bright San Francisco sun. At any given time, you can see kids playing, people strolling with babies or walking dogs around the park. In an otherwise bustling city, the Alamo Square Park is an oasis of peace. If you are in San Francisco, the Alamo Square Park is definitely worth a visit.
Duboce Park was established in 1902 and was used as a refugee camp after the devastating 1906 earthquake that nearly destroyed the city. This small park has a separate are for dogs to play unleashed. It also features a playground, basketball court and the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts. There are many residences close to it and there are no boundaries distinguishing them which is rare for parklands.