What is the theme for Salon 2023?
The Nature and Culture of San Francisco
|Golden Gate Bridge built 1937 Bridges Bridges are often symbols of connection, transition, communication, union.
Easily the most beautiful bridge in the world,the Golden Gate Bridge was
completed in 1937 and is painted "International Orange" an iconic
vermilion hue chosen to make it visible in the fog. Lesser known but
so important to us is the Bay Bridge, built in 1936, painted silver, connecting the city to the mainland through Treasure Island.
|Bay Bridge built 1936
|The Bay Bridge with its light installation "Bay Lights"
|Pier 7 of the Embarcadero on a beautiful summer day.
|Monterey Cypress trees in Golden Gate Park - these trees may only survive along foggy coastal areas.
|stairs cut into the sidewalk
|California Street has a cable car to help you up the hill
|San Francisco: 24th Street Intersection, Wayne Thiebaud, 1977
|Painted Ladies on Postcard Row
|Haight Ashbury Four Seasons Victorians
|A restored Victorian interior with faux bois woodwork and stenciled ornament by Larry Boyce
|Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge and Ferlinghetti outside City Lights, San Francisco, California, 1956
|Janis Joplin sitting atop her custom painted Porsche, in front of the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
|Burning Man. Now a culture of its own. photo from 2001
Beaux Arts Architecture
At the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the school of design emphasized composition and symmetry based on Greek and Roman models. Many prominent San Francisco Bay Area-based architects studied at this famed institution and brought the style to San Francisco, where it became the architectural style of choice for important civic buildings.
|San Francisco City Hall interior, 1915
|Ferry Building, 1898
|Interior, United States Post Office and Courthouse, 1905
|The tallest living things on earth Redwood trees create numerous micro-climates along their 115 meters of height
|California Live oak does not grow tall or straight
|A tangle of California Oak trees
|Monterey Cypress sculpted by wind and fog
|The EastWest Bank in Chinatown, was originally built as the Telephone Exchange in 1909. Each operator was required to speak English and five dialects of Chinese.
|lanterns stretching over the streets in Chinatown during holidays
Street in Chinatown, San Francisco. In the 1920s-1960s this area was - and is-
famous for its nightlife.
|Dark Passage (1947) stars Bogart and Bacall and San Francisco
|Chinatown is the perfect setting for mystery films.
|The photography of the late San Francisco artist Fred Lyon paid tribute to film noir, as well as influenced it
|Film Noir in technicolor! Vertigo (1958) by Alfred Hitchcock, sets a classic noir mystery in San Francisco, and adding a layer of color symbolism to its plot.