What & Where: San Francisco’s Peace Madonnas

What: Peace Madonna statues by Beniamino Bufano Where: Various locations in San Francisco (including Fort Mason and Brotherhood Way) and Timber Cove, Sonoma While families and friends gather to enjoy the scenic views from Fort Mason’s Great Meadow in San Francisco, a serene concrete Madonna and four-eyed mosaic child benevolently watch over the revellers. Without an inscription or a panel providing details, passers-by are unlikely … Continue reading What & Where: San Francisco’s Peace Madonnas

War and Peace in San Francisco

In a momentous event in world history, from 4 to 11 February 1945 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin convened in Crimea’s Livadia Palace to decide the future of post-war Germany. As a result of the controversial Yalta Conference, the country was divided into four zones of occupation, with each assigned to the management of one … Continue reading War and Peace in San Francisco