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Rooftop des Arts

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Published: January 27, 2009
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This was taken outside our room (204) at the Hotel des Arts in San Francisco. If you're a fan of modern urban and conceptual art, you really should consider staying here. Every room is decorated/painted by a different artist, and their lobby and hallways serve as a very clean, private gallery, as well.

This little rooftop courtyard is accessible by stepping out the windows of some of the 2nd floor rooms. I forgot who the painter is. The image was created by stitching together a few wide-angle photos with Photoshop CS3's photomerge tool.

Update: Chor Boogie ([link]) did this mural.
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Canon EOS 40D
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Date Taken
Jan 18, 2009, 12:55:35 PM
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pinguinoProfessional Digital Artist
i heard about that place! i really wanna stay there sometime
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Hey! I shot there a few years ago:) Cool place.
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erikschorrProfessional Photographer
It's an amazing place! Is anything up and viewable from your shoot there? I'd love to take someone to that rooftop courtyard for a sort of whimsical urban picnic set. It also makes me wonder how many other buildings in SF have hidden courtyards like this between them.