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San Francisco Waterfront Challenge—May 10 Winner

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Dolphins on Rincon Annex building, San Francisco

Dolphins on Rincon Annex building, San Francisco

We have a Winner!

Michael O’Rourke from San Francisco correctly identified the location for this photo: The dolphins are cavorting on the outside of the Rincon Annex building.

Rincon Annex is the former post office building designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood in the Streamline Moderne style and completed in 1940. The interior features 27 murals which were painted from 1941 to 1948 by the Russian immigrant painter Anton Refregier, who was inspired in part by Diego Rivera. The murals, which depict the history of California, were unpopular with social conservatives because of their portrayals of the waterfront strike and Sand Lot Riots (anti-Chinese uprisings). Ultimately, citizens and artists defeated critics who wanted the murals taken down. The outside walls are decorated—far less controversially—with dolphins.

Michael won a free appetizer at Eclipse Café!

Eclipse Café at the Hyatt Regency in San FranciscoSituated at the base of the San Francisco Hyatt Regency’s soaring atrium lobby, Eclipse Café sits amidst a park-like setting with magnificent trees and trellises that create a serene and relaxing environment. Open daily, the Eclipse Café serves a full breakfast menu from 6:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the menu options include fresh sandwiches, salads, soups, pizzas and seasonal specialties as well as “luncheon trios” (quick service of salad, soup and sandwich) for those on the run.  From 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., the dinner menu features classic interpretations of local cuisine, including Fisherman’s Wharf’s famous clam chowder, fresh salads, local seafood and steaks grilled to perfection.

 

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