San Francisco – Lombard Street

Lombard Street has a reputation for being San Francisco’s Crookedest Street. Granted, there are many other hills in the City, but none so famous as this one.

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Source for both maps: Google Maps

In the summer months estimates run along the lines of 6000 visitors per day. I for one wouldn’t want to live along that street, but read this article, and you can get a better idea about how it really is:

https://skift.com/2016/10/05/san-franciscos-famous-lombard-street-is-swamped-by-tourists/

On this trip, I first met this sight on foot from my hotel.

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Parking in the 90 degree zone.

 

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Building anew

 

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A touristy place

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Looking north with Alcatraz Island in the background.

 

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At top of Lombard

 

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SF architecture

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Rent a Hippie Van

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Coit Tower

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Pyramid in background

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Seen from Lombard

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Cable Car coming

 

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Cable Car at top of Lombard

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Hard on the legs

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Even the tourists have a hard time coping with the hills.

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Adjusting for the Grade

 

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At the base of the Street

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More hills in background

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Looking towards the Bay

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My trip continues by walking northwards towards Fisherman’s Wharf in my next blog.

 

PS Imagine living on this street. People banging on your door, wanting to use the bathroom. Blocking your driveway. An endless stream of Tourists.

I only took the pedestrian way on this day, but tomorrow……

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