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Inside Sutro Baths In Its Prime

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Looking out to the ocean, a set of stairs descend the cliff leading to a wide rectangular pool at the bottom, next to the ocean.
Nature is reclaiming the ruins of the once grand Sutro Baths, although the site is still a popular tourist attraction and hiking spot. (Tamuna Chkareuli/KQED)

The ruins of Sutro Baths, at the far western edge of San Francisco, are mysterious. Clearly something big used to stand here. Today, the folks from the Bay Curious podcast take you back in time to what visiting this grand swimming facility would have been like.


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