Most beautiful museum in SF.  Allow time for a very long walk around the grounds and down the hill.

Most beautiful museum in SF. Allow time for a very long walk around the grounds and down the hill.

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John Huston-Army Signal Corps-WW2-Captain and rose to rank of Major and received the Legion of Merit. (Film Director/Actor)

John Huston-Army Signal Corps-WW2-Captain and rose to rank of Major and received the Legion of Merit. (Film Director/Actor)

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Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two black military pilots in World War I awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Born in Columbus, Georgia, he traveled to Paris and decided to stay at the outbreak of the war in 1914, enlisting for service with the French Foreign Legion. It was at Verdun in 1916 that he was wounded while flying with the Lafayette Flying Corps and awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service.

Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two black military pilots in World War I awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Born in Columbus, Georgia, he traveled to Paris and decided to stay at the outbreak of the war in 1914, enlisting for service with the French Foreign Legion. It was at Verdun in 1916 that he was wounded while flying with the Lafayette Flying Corps and awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service.

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The Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, San Francisco. Photograph by Henrik Kam, © Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, San Francisco. Photograph by Henrik Kam, © Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Maximinus Thrax - the 27th Emperor of Rome, and the first barbarian to become emperor. The first of 6 emperors of the year of the six emperors. His reign was the start of the Crisis of the 3rd Century. Maximinus Thrax took care of the legions but ignored the people.  He despised the Senate and other Roman aristocrats, and raised exorbitant taxes to pay the legions.

Maximinus Thrax - the 27th Emperor of Rome, and the first barbarian to become emperor. The first of 6 emperors of the year of the six emperors. His reign was the start of the Crisis of the 3rd Century. Maximinus Thrax took care of the legions but ignored the people. He despised the Senate and other Roman aristocrats, and raised exorbitant taxes to pay the legions.

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"Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco" in 1924 by architect George Applegarth (1875 - 1972). Neoclassical. A gift for Alma Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate Adolph B. Spreckels. The Legion of Honor was a three-quarter-scaled adaption of the 18th century Palais de la Légion d'Honneur (Hôtel de Salm) in Paris. The museum building occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park in the northwest of the city, displays a collection spanning more than 6,000 years of ancient and European art.

"Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco" in 1924 by architect George Applegarth (1875 - 1972). Neoclassical. A gift for Alma Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate Adolph B. Spreckels. The Legion of Honor was a three-quarter-scaled adaption of the 18th century Palais de la Légion d'Honneur (Hôtel de Salm) in Paris. The museum building occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park in the northwest of the city, displays a collection spanning more than 6,000 years of ancient and European art.

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Rodin sculpture, The Thinker, at Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in distance

Rodin sculpture, The Thinker, at Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in distance

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