A to Z – 2023 – Z is for Zuckerberg SF General where the Ethereal Bodies are

I’m kind of grateful to Mark Zuckerberg for donating so much money to San Francisco General Hospital because I’ve been able to use it as the “Z” letter in two of my A to Z Challenges.

I first went to ZSFG to get pictures for my “A is for Archipelago” post so it is kind of fitting that I end there with the Ethereal Bodies. On the official Illuminate SF site the description is of something else, which is too bad.

In any case, when I went the first time it was a little too early to see either the Archipelago or the Ethereal Bodies in their full glory. This is what I saw on that visit. The lights were just starting to come on and even that was kind of neat. It looks like there is a fire in the bottom.

When I went back to get the night time views for Archipelago, I was so excited to see the changing colors in this sculpture. It was designed in 2015 by Cliff Garten who also designed the Monarch. The stainless steel rods “gather sunlight by day and interact prismatically with the LED lights by night which are activated by motion sensors.” Accordingly, the vision changes as you drive around the circular driveway. The tallest point is 21 feet, 8 inches high and it is 19 feet wide, 15 feet deep overall.

I pulled over and was able to get this video without leaving my car, just in case an emergency came through since it is right in front of the emergency room entrance. Fortunately it was a quiet night, at least while I was there. It might be kind of nice to have this light show to focus on if you are a patient in one of the rooms facing the courtyard.

Best Viewing: After dark in the driveway of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Emergency Room entrance, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco.

And with this we have come to the end of the A to Z Challenge for 2023! I hope that you have enjoyed my trek through San Francisco to find the unusual exhibits that make up Illuminate SF. You can bet that I will be on the lookout for the opening night in November this year to see what new installations they have. Maybe it will be enough for another A to Z! I will be doing my reflection post next week sharing more of my insights on this fun experience. See you then and thanks for coming along this year!

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I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul looking to make the world a better place one smile at a time.
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21 Responses to A to Z – 2023 – Z is for Zuckerberg SF General where the Ethereal Bodies are

  1. Kudos to you for finishing this! I look forward to your debrief.

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  2. wendyj59 says:

    Great finish to the challenge. You certainly put a lot of effort into the challenge again. Well done.

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  4. LA says:

    Knowing how MZ made you happy made me laugh

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  5. Thanks for all the light shows and Congrats on finishing the A to Z. Now we all need a rest! I’ll catch ya on the road trip

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  6. E.A. Wickham says:

    Congratulations on completing a riveting A to Z challenge!

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  7. DB McNicol says:

    Beautiful and a little disturbing (yeah, I’m strange). Congrats on the A-Z finish and I look forward to continuing to follow you!

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  8. mollyscanopy says:

    Lovely and ethereal and a great was to end AtoZ 2023! This was an excellent theme, and I’m so impressed with SFO for getting art around and about for folks to enjoy. Congrats on completing the challenge and thanks for visiting/commenting on my high school times.

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  9. This is another fave of mine. I enjoyed touring SF’s lights with you Janet, and congratulations on another fun challenge completed!

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  10. ghostmmnc says:

    These are so pretty how each color slowly blends into the next one. Thanks for traveling the area taking photos to show us. Great job on the A2Z challenge. 🙂

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