This summer some Impressionist Paintings are on loan from The National Gallery in Washington D.C. to The Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco so we decided it would be worth the trip. It was one of our mini amazing-races. Yes, mini not many! We took a bus from Sutter Creek to Sacramento, then we took a different bus to get to the Greyhound station. Then we took Greyhound to San Francisco.
Once in San Francisco we took the Muni to within walking distance of our lodging. We stayed in a Bed and Breakfast near Dolores park, which is only a few blocks from The Castro with a lot of restaurants, shops, and bars. So you see why I call it an Amazing Race. For those of you not familiar with The Amazing Race, it is a TV show where the contestants race around the world doing tasks before they can go on to the next location. Only difference with us is we didn't receive a million dollars for winning.
The Legion of Honor was our main purpose of going. We were there all day. It is truly magnificent. Not only the exhibits, but it is on top of a hill where looking one way you see the Golden Gate, and looking the other way you see the downtown skyscrapers. I am glad we took a lunch for a picnic. We had a great view and didn't have to eat the $10 hot dogs in the cafeteria.
Pictures weren't allowed in every exhibit. Here are some of my favorite exhibits I could take pictures of.
|French Mansion Salon|
|Clock from Mansion|
|Jesus answering question about taxes.|
|Geometry in Use|
|Lekythos from before Christ|
|Madame Monet and her Son|
We went to Britex Fabric. Which has been in San Francisco since 1952. Lots of fabric and friendly clerks.
Quite a difference from the Joann or big box experience!
|Look! Sewing Machines! And I am in a Made-By-Me Outfit!|
|Handsome Joe Pointing out More Sewing Machines!|
Yes, All Saints has a huge display of hand-crank sewing machines. Really the reason we went in there.
|Sewing Machines Everywhere|
|Can I take it home? Please?!|
It was a four day trip. Now time to rest and get back to important things.
Thanks for stopping.