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The Ingleside Terraces Sundial is one of the most unique spots to visit in San Francisco. This sundial was greeted by 1500 people when it was inaugurated on 10th October, 1913. The 28 foot monument is created out of marble and concrete. There are also many events hosted at the Ingleside Terraces park with the sundial taking the center. The attractive architecture sure invites many tourists as well as locals for its magnificent sight.
With a clear motive to help undergraduate students showcase their inner creativity, the Martin Wong Gallery was set up. Located within the Fine Arts Center in the San Francisco State University, the gallery showcases visually beautiful pieces of work. Under faculty guidance which allows for further understanding on presentation, the art pieces take a new stance and visual appeal.
The Golden Gate Park windmill is located close to the Pacific Ocean and is ideally suited to use the strong ocean winds. Standing 75 feet tall the windmill was used to pump well water for irrigation purpose. The Queens Wilhelmina Tulip Gardens that surround the windmill adds to the beauty of the Golden Gate Park. It also makes it the most picturesque spot in the park and is also referred to as the North Windmill.
This San Francisco landmark was built to resemble a vintage camera, but the origins of the camera obscura are far older than modern photography. Leonardo da Vinci outlined the principles governing it in the 16th Century. You enter a darkened, hushed room where the walls are lined in black velvet and holograms. In the center is a bowl-shaped screen, 3 1/2 feet in diameter. Using mirrors and lenses, a living image of the surrounding ocean and beach are projected onto the screen. The difference between seeing that scene outside or seeing it on the camera obscura is the difference between reality and a dream.
Trapeze Arts was established in 1994 and since then they have been teaching the art of Trapeze and other circus arts to adults and children both.The location has a 10,000 sq.ft (929 meters) studio which has a flying trapeze, trampolines, unicycles and all types of juggling equipment for those who are interested.They also offer summer camps for children. Trapeze Arts Incorporation has been teaching flying trapeze and other circus activities to adults and children of all ages and is one of only a handful of full time indoor Circus Schools in the United States. They also offer their studio to people who want to host any corporate event or parties etc.
Pinball machines, although they look like cheery little things, have a troubled past. From their rise to fame during the depression to their ban in 1940s, they've seen a few ups and downs. The Pacific Pinball Museum, established in 2004 by Michael Schiess, commemorates their story. Featuring some 400 pinball machines, some of them dating back to 1879, this museum traces their history quite interestingly. If you are the regular pinball enthusiast, this place should fill you with wonder.