Bay seniors with fond but fading memories of Playland at the Beach will be happy to hear that one structure is still standing. The Camera Obscuracamera next to the Cliff House is a giant screen with a live image of Seal Rock (the seals are gone, moved to Pier 39) with a sharper picture than your hi-def, flat screen at home. It is also rounder, a full 360 degrees. Based on a 15th century Leonardo da Vinci design and evidence David Hockney uses in the final room of his un-missable exhibit at the de Young.  Sunsets (when the fog is absent) are especially spectacular. 11-5 daily weather permitting. Seniors $2.

 

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