Architect Bernard Maybeck designed this lavish structure for the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition. It was built as a temporary wood and plaster structure. When the exposition closed, money was raised to duplicate the building with permanent materials, but the process took 40 years. In the 1960s, philanthropist Walter S. Johnson led a drive the rescue the crumbling palace from demolition, and in 1975 it was presented as gift to the people of San Francisco. The classical beauty of Maybeck’s vision is still fresh in this photograph. I used indirect reflected light on this image as well. I emphasized the figures closest to the lens, forcing them to flow into the smaller figures behind them. The towering urns in the background give an overall sense of scale to the massive structure.