Moses receives the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.Crossing the Sierra; relief on the Pioneer Monument with a touch of 'modern art'.The central rotunda, surrounded by the lagoon.The dome atop San Fransisco's City Hall that was completed in 1896 supported a twenty-foot statue, The Goddess of Progress. The statue was so securely mounted that on April 18, 1906, when the City Hall and the city around it lay in ruins from the great earthquake-fire, it continued to stand at the peak of the now-exposed steel tower. After workmen brought it down, the statue fell from a wagon and the 700-pound head broke off.Mayor Jim Rolph was the visionary who insisted that the City of San Francisco build this magnificent structure.The structure's beautiful dome is the fifth largest in the world, even higher than the United States Capitol.Christmas spirit with a small jazz bandAround the rotunda rows of Corinthian columns frame the walkway.Sculpture by Gene FloresKismarton is the Hungarian name for EisenstadtAtop the colonnade there are weeping women in every corner.Frieze sculpture at the top of the rotunda, inspired by the Greek culture.