De Young Museum

Hola everyone!

Summer is finally here, yayyyy! The sun is out and it feels really nice walking around the city, so this last month I’ve been doing a lot of outdoors activities. I have visited different parks of San Francisco, but without any doubt, my favorite one is Golden Gate Park. I can spend hours there, time flies in this piece of nature in the middle of the city.

Every time I walked around, I was always fascinated by De Young Museum, so last weekend I decided to enter and fully understand this beautiful building.

This Herzog & de Meuron’s museum is a revival of the previous one which was destroyed by the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. Their new design is meant to be a part of the beautiful landscape of the park, creating a connection with the historic elements that still remain from the original museum.

This feeling of being part of the nature is also given by the materials used in their design: copper, stone, wood and glass. But the thing I like the most about it is the special treatment they gave to the façade, perforating the copper creating the impression of the light being filtered by a tree canopy.

The best part of visiting the museum was enjoying the awesome 360 view of the entire San Francisco, at the top 144-foot tower that grows in a spiral form from the ground.

If you have the opportunity, go, it’s free the first Tuesday of every month! And if you are a California resident is free every Saturday!

Alejandro Alonso

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