Palace of Fine Arts in Photos

Here's a look at one of the great treasures of San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 08: A view of the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda on May 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The second phase of the Palace of Fine Arts restoration is near completion and the rotunda is expected to be open to the general public in the coming weeks. The Palace, built in 1915, was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo. The Palace is the only remaining structure from the Panama-Pacific Expo. The $21 million makeover is expected to be completed by the end of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 08: A view of the newly restored ceiling of the rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts on May 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The second phase of the Palace of Fine Arts restoration is near completion and the rotunda is expected to be open to the general public in the coming weeks. The Palace, built in 1915, was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo. The Palace is the only remaining structure from the Panama-Pacific Expo. The $21 million makeover is expected to be completed by the end of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 08: A jogger runs by the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda on May 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The second phase of the Palace of Fine Arts restoration is near completion and the rotunda is expected to be open to the general public in the coming weeks. The Palace, built in 1915, was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo. The Palace is the only remaining structure from the Panama-Pacific Expo. The $21 million makeover is expected to be completed by the end of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 25: Birds fly in front of the Palace of Fine Arts March 25, 2005 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco's 49-Mile Scenic Drive was opened in 1939 as a guide for visitors to The City's 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition. The route includes most of San Francisco's major sights as well as winding through many of the city's colorful neighborhoods; giving visitors a look into the diversity and beauty of the area. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 28: The Palace of Fine Arts peeks from behind a building on the new Industrial Light and Magic campus March 28, 2005 in San Francisco. After a controversial deal was signed with Lucas Arts, filmmaker George Lucas is building the new headquarters of Industrial Light and Magic on the site of the former U.S. Army Letterman hospital in the San Francisco Presidio. After competing with several entities in a tight competition, George Lucas won the development rights in June 1999 to relocate ILM from San Rafael, California to the new 23 acre site of the Presidio, $250 million project that will employ some 1,500 workers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 08: Birds swim near the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda on May 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The second phase of the Palace of Fine Arts restoration is near completion and the rotunda is expected to be open to the general public in the coming weeks. The Palace, built in 1915, was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo. The Palace is the only remaining structure from the Panama-Pacific Expo. The $21 million makeover is expected to be completed by the end of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 08: Sculptures adorn the restored rotunda dome the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda on May 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The second phase of the Palace of Fine Arts restoration is near completion and the rotunda is expected to be open to the general public in the coming weeks. The Palace, built in 1915, was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo. The Palace is the only remaining structure from the Panama-Pacific Expo. The $21 million makeover is expected to be completed by the end of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 08: An architectural detail inside the restored rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts on May 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The second phase of the Palace of Fine Arts restoration is near completion and the rotunda is expected to be open to the general public in the coming weeks. The Palace, built in 1915, was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo. The Palace is the only remaining structure from the Panama-Pacific Expo. The $21 million makeover is expected to be completed by the end of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 08: The rotunda of the Palace of Fine Arts is seen through columns on May 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The second phase of the Palace of Fine Arts restoration is near completion and the rotunda is expected to be open to the general public in the coming weeks. The Palace, built in 1915, was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo. The Palace is the only remaining structure from the Panama-Pacific Expo. The $21 million makeover is expected to be completed by the end of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 08: School kids look at the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda on May 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The second phase of the Palace of Fine Arts restoration is near completion and the rotunda is expected to be open to the general public in the coming weeks. The Palace, built in 1915, was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo. The Palace is the only remaining structure from the Panama-Pacific Expo. The $21 million makeover is expected to be completed by the end of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 08: A view of the newly restored ceiling of the rotunda the Palace of Fine Arts on May 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The second phase of the Palace of Fine Arts restoration is near completion and the rotunda is expected to be open to the general public in the coming weeks. The Palace, built in 1915, was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo. The Palace is the only remaining structure from the Panama-Pacific Expo. The $21 million makeover is expected to be completed by the end of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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