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!