Populist millionaire Adolph Sutro imagined this place as a working-man's paradise, and in 1863 it was a much-needed escape from Downtown...
Hard to imagine from these ruins, but Victorian dandies and working stiffs once converged here for bracing baths and workouts in itchy...
Golden Gate JOAD
Blockbuster movies like The Avengers , The Hunger Games and Brave have revived San Francisco's Victorian-era archery craze, and you...
Microbrews with views: watch Pacific sunsets through pint glasses of the Beach Chalet's house beer, with live music on Tuesdays and...
The newfangled and sadly soulless Cliff House can’t compare to old-school Louis just up the street, with its Pacific views, ’70s...
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Camera Obscura information
Behind Cliff House is Camera Obscura , built in 1948-49 as part of the Playland at the Beach amusement area. The small building is decorated to look like a giant 35mm camera with its lens pointing to the sky. Inside, the Victorian invention (based on a 15th century design by Leonardo da Vinci) produces 360 degree 'projections' of the Seal Rock Area.