Moscone Center in San Francisco - Photo Friday

Moscone Center in San Francisco – Photo Friday

 

Moscone Center in San Francisco - Photo Friday

Moscone Center in San Francisco – Photo Friday

Moscone Center in San Francisco – Photo Friday

 

It’s Photo Friday and I’m highlighting a wonderful place to visit in San Francisco to start you off on a fantastic weekend. The Moscone center in downtown San Francisco is a very popular hangout spot for lunch, some sun tanning or a late afternoon nap around the green belt areas and plaza especially on Fridays when everyone wants to be outdoors. This well designed urban development has been a haven for those wanting to take a short break  and enjoy some open space that includes stunning views of downtown San Francisco.

 

 

Waterfalls/sculpture dedicated to Martin Luther King

Waterfalls/sculpture dedicated to Martin Luther King

 

 

 

Facing the Modern Art Museum of San Francisco

Facing the Modern Art Museum of San Francisco

 

 

The parks and open spaces blend in effortlessly within a mixed use development plan including: eateries and bars, a skating rink and children’s center, three world-class museums, a theater and performance arts center, and a shopping center.  Each facility is anchored at strategic locations to maximize the traffic flow and public space use. The plaza and plazas and are perfectly situated above the underground Moscone center complex, which is the largest conventional center in San Francisco. The Moscone Center hosts many large-scale international conferences and events year round and attracts a large tourist and economic revenue base for the city of San Francisco.

 

Skyline views and reflecting pool

Skyline views and reflecting pool

 

 

Abundant water features at Moscone Center

Abundant water features at Moscone Center

 

The entire center is wonderfully designed and well planned to merge businesses, open public spaces, art and recreation areas within a confined zone. The various stages of development at Moscone Center has taken over a decade of building into a successful urban model that incorporates the needs of business,  government and the community – creating synergy and well designed public areas that serve multiple public functions. At the very least, it’s a nice place to gather and enjoy some cultural activity or eat out and go shopping in the city.

 

Contemporary architecture at Moscone Center

Contemporary architecture at Moscone Center

 

If you find yourself in downtown San Francisco needing a respite from the urban jungle with some open space and cool water features  – take a break at the Moscone Center or enjoy any of the cultural, food, shopping and entertainment offerings at this center.

 

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5 Responses to Moscone Center in San Francisco – Photo Friday

  1. Chris Boothman June 2, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    I cannot believe we didn’t take time to experience the Moscone Center during our visit to San Francisco. This looks like a location right up our alley with the water features (I am very partial to waterfalls and spectacular water displays) and a relaxing spot to just sit and drink coffee taking in the morning sunshine! Great pictures also Noel that really capture the cool architectural design here.

  2. Alison June 2, 2014 at 3:15 am #

    Love all the water features. I was there for a trade show quite a few years ago and don’t remember any of the beauty in your photos. Guess that’s what being in a building for 10 hours trying to sell your wares will do to you. Must have been a bit cross eyed when I left. Hope to get the opportunity to enjoy all it has to offer next time.

  3. muzachan June 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    Beautiful architecture…

  4. Kathryn June 1, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    Love these photos Noel, especially the last shot. Looks like the perfect place for an instagram walk too. Followed by a nap in the sunshine perhaps 🙂

  5. Jackie May 30, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    As always Noel, wonderful photos. I have to be honest, however, I love your nature photos so much. Today I saw and liked on Facebook your gorgeous photos with the people chanting and so on. I think my favourite of this post is the water feature.

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