Foto Friday: Sutro Bath Ruins, San Francisco

Foto Friday: Sutro Bath Ruins, San Francisco

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is of the Sutro Bath ruins in San Francisco.

The Sutro Baths opened in the late 1800s as the largest indoor swimming complex in the world. Somehow surviving earthquakes, fires, and other natural disasters, the baths finally saw their demise when they were shut down due to financial reasons. A few years later, they began to destroy the building and arson took care of the remaining structures.

Today all you’ll find remaining are the ruins located in a small inlet of Golden Gate Park. While there’s honestly not too much to see nowadays, it is considered an important landmark in San Francisco– a place where most structures don’t seem to survive against natural disasters. Plus, it’s backdrop is quite incredible. I’ll never turn down an excuse to go see the ocean!


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