Going out to the Cliff House is one of my favourite things to do when I’m taking people around the city.  The view is sometimes amazing (when the fog isn’t rolling around the bay), the food is good, and it’s a nice place to stop for a drink.

Around the back of the Cliff House lives the Camera Obscura.  Every time I’ve been so far, it’s been closed.  This time I got lucky and it was open!  It’s this strange giant camera with a live view of the 360 degrees surrounding it.  Based on a Leonardo da Vinci design, it is a strange and fascinating place to visit.