Civic Centre

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Intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA
Civic Centre - Chinese New Year, Civic Centre
Civic Centre - City Hall
Civic Centre - Civic Centre
Civic Centre - Chinese New Year, Civic Centre

Civic Centre San Francisco Reviews

irenem irenem
152 reviews
Civic Centre Jan 25, 2017
The Civic Centre is odd because it is full of wonderful buildings and statues but is surrounded by a run down area with a homelessness problem. I would recommend visiting in the day rather than in the evening; by daylight it seemed perfectly safe.

The most prominent building in the civic centre is the lovely city hall with its huge dome. We also passed the San Francisco Library, The Asian Art Museum, the pioneer monument and the Ashurbanipal Monument. The Pioneer Monument was created by F.H. Happersberger and dedicated to the city of San Francisco by James Lick in 1894. The Ashurbanipal Monument is a bronze sculpture by Fred Parhad, an artist of Assyrian descent. This monument depicts an Assyrian king.

There was a massive amount of activity going on at City Hall when we visited. I am guessing that most of it was linked to Chinese New Year as there were people in traditional Chinese clothes and Chinese bands. We watched for a while. I loved the beautiful Chinese outfits the ladies with the lanterns were wearing.
Chinese New Year, Civic Centre
Chinese New Year, Civic Centre
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