Populist millionaire Adolph Sutro imagined the Cliff House as a working-man's paradise in 1863, but Sutro's dream was rebuilt thrice. A...
Hard to imagine from these ruins, but Victorian dandies and working stiffs once converged here for bracing baths in itchy wool rental...
Surfers aiming for Ocean Beach tilt toward these twin landmarks on Golden Gate Park's extreme western edge. The 1902 Dutch windmill at...
Microbrews with views: watch Pacific sunsets through pint glasses of the Beach Chalet's house beer, with live music most Fridays and...
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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.