[Real-time life update: Today I conducted a visit in a clinic in San Diego, drove to the airport, and have arrived in Denver. I’ll conduct a visit tomorrow then head back to San Diego.]
On Saturday it was rainy. The damp and cold weather made the perfect conditions to visit a museum. Nicole and I got on the BART and then took a bus to make our way to the Legion of Honor museum. I love public transport. Call me a freak, but one of my favorite things when I lived in Manhattan was being able to catch the subway to go pretty much anywhere. Reliability on public transport rather than personal vehicles, typically suggests that the location is a relatively walkable city. Walking around cities is a stress relieving activity for me. When I walk around cities, not only are my novelty needs met, but I’m also overwhelmed by how not alone I feel.
I hadn’t done back-research on the museum and based on the name expected some kind of military exhibit. According to the Legion of Honor website,
“The Legion of Honor, San Francisco’s most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.
Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the Legion of Honor is a beautiful Beaux-arts building located in San Francisco’s Lincoln Park. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Francisco, the Legion is most noted for its breathtaking setting. Its collections include Rodin’s Thinker, which sits in the museum’s Court of Honor, European decorative arts and paintings, Ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country.