|On May 23, 2001,
Obscura was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Once
part of Whitney's Playland, Camera Obscura is an optic marvel that allows
a 360-degree image of the oceanfront to be projected onto a large viewing
surface inside. Recently threatened by planned remodeling of the Cliff
House, its neighbor near Seal Rocks and Ocean
Beach, the City's Giant Camera is now officially recognized as the
country's oldest freestanding Camera Obscura in its original location.
The educational and entertaining attraction so delighted a San Francisco
filmmaker that she changed her name in honor of it. Yes, San Francisco
is home to both Camera Obscura and Ms. Camera Obscura!
about Camera Obscura
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