San Jose / San Francisco Victorian Themed Tour – Day 2

Our day began with a nice champagne cruise in the San Francisco Bay. I enjoyed the view of the City. We sailed to the Golden Gate Bridge. And we went around Arcatraz.

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Brune-Reutlinger Mansion:
We were privileged to be guided by owner Richard Reutlinger touring though this well-restored Victorian mansion. The house was built in 1886 by Architect Heinrich Geilfuss for Henry Brune. After touring Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers the day before, it was a joy to see how those beautiful wallpapers were utilized. The highlight of the tour was seeing the collection of automated music machines in the street-level basement.
Here are two links that show a little bit of this amazing house:

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Farallon Restaurant:
The restaurant has an under-the-sea fantasy theme. The restaurant is located at the upper portion of the original swimming pool of the Elks Lodge No. 3.  (The History of Elks Lodge No. 3 in San Francisco: http://www.sfelks.org/general-information/lodge-history/.) The inspiration of the interior design and the cuisine was the original swimming pool ceiling from 1925.
Here is a photo of the original swimming pool that shows the amazing ceiling:
Swimming Pool of Elks Lodge No. 3

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