San Francisco, California: Camera Obscura - Giant Pinhole Camera

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Address:
1096 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA
Directions:
Point Lobos Ave. and Merrie Way, along beach.
Hours:
Daily 11 am - 5 pm. Weather permitting. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
415-750-0415
Admission:
$3, 12 and under $2.
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Camera Obscura.

Camera Obscura - Giant Pinhole Camera

At the Cliff House, the image of the Pacific coast projects inside the simple workings of the Camera Obscura.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/27/2012]

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Camera Obscura.

Giant Camera - Camera Obscura

The Giant Camera is a camera obscura, which projects a 360 degree view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean views at the Cliff House, Seal Rocks and other sites on a giant parabolic disc. It was built in 1946 by Floyd Jennings to resemble a giant Brownie style camera in keeping with the style of classic roadside attractions. Today the Giant Camera is the last remnant of the Playland at the Beach Amusement Park which stood nearby.

[Joe D., 07/22/2018]

Camera Obscura.

Camera Obscura

The camera obscura is a rare device, based on a 15th century design by Leonardo da Vinci. It produces 360 degrees of spectacular live images of the Pacific Ocean and Seal Rock area.

[bsbpyt, 08/25/2017]

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