Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Even though I have been to San Francisco multiple times, I had never visited one of its most famous landmarks, Coit Tower. After reading about the fresco murals on the interior (part of the Public Works of Art Project), I decided it was time to take the long hike up Telegraph Hill to rectify the situation.
Built in 1933, the Tower is the worth the visit...but not for the faint of heart. Oh those steep steps.
I stopped along the way to marvel at the view...
and the vintage architectural details.
And then I finally made it. A statue of Christopher Columbus stands watch over the tower and the scene view below. Sculpted by Italy’s Vittorio de Colbertaldo, it was dedicated in 1957.
The tower itself.
Once inside I was awed by the murals.
I was in no hurry to take the elevator ride to the top.
Instead I enjoyed all of the amazing details in these 1930's gems. Mae West!
How about those prices?
Time to get in the elevator.
Even after we got off the elevator there were a few more steps in the spiral staircase to climb. I definitely got my cardio in!
And then I saw daylight through the top of the tower!
Was it worth the trip? Take a look at these views and you tell me!
You can see the back of the Ghirardelli building.
I could even see my hotel from here!
More Coit Tower at my main website.
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