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Legion of Honor, San Francisco? I love that place.
Anyway, these are definitely from the Bay Area.
Still looks Mediterranean to me, but the foreground is also clearly a built/designed landscape, almost certainly with some elements deriving from non-local cultures, so that leaves open a good many possibilities, as long as the topography includes hills, and the climate allows for palm trees, what look like Italian cedars/similar evergreens, and other plants that flourish in what looks like a dryish warm-temperate to tropical climate (there are brown hills in the background, so not wet/jungly tropical). So it could indeed be California (which I don't know as well as I suspect Fie does, so she may well be right). What look to me like Spanish-inspired roof tiles one one building would be additional evidence in favor of that possibility.
That brown hill in the background does look California.
I'm thinking definitely mediterranean with a small 'm', but California is also a mediterranean biome so that doesn't rule it out (also, lots of transplanting has gone on - I'm pretty sure I see both old world and new world mediterranean plants). And some of that art is 'modern' (to a European eye)... the initial 'feel' if you pressed me would be Italy, but the uncultivated hillslopes suggest California? Looks like a great vacation, wherever it was!
I agree. This looks like San Francisco.
I can see San Francisco, but just to be contrary I'm going with Sicily or Malta.
My comments keep getting deleted! I guessed Hearst Castle this morning, and am sticking to it.
Yay Flavia! Good job!(I'm sorry your comments got deleted. I think I just had the same thing happen here.)