Monday, September 18, 2017

Walking Lombard St and Gardens




Lombard Street in San Francisco is known for one thing- a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns between Hyde and Leavenworth. The section is only 600 feet, is one-way all downhill and is paved with bricks. It is said to be the most crooked street in the world. Besides being crooked, it is also lined with flowers and makes a short but beautiful walk. I didn't drive it like most people, I just walked it and enjoyed it:

The view from the top



People actually live on the street dealing with all the tourists








The view from the bottom
Lombard St and Gardens is truly, original San Francisco treat. I learned that it is better viewed walking it than driving it.

26 comments:

  1. We used to live near San Fran, but I never got to do this. I will have to try it next time we go back. Looks beautiful! That whole city is breathtaking.

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  2. Those gardens and flowers are lovely!

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  3. Oh wow, such an iconic street! Love how your photos give any angle to its story. Thank you for linking up and hope you enjoy our new #sharethejoylinky

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  4. Beautiful post - San Francisco is one of my favorite places

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  5. What lovely gardens and blooms nice photos :-)

    Have a bloomingtastic week :-)

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  6. What a cute little street and one that made me smile, thank you. And thanks for joining in with #sharethejoylinky

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  7. Such a fun and crazy street - and the gardens are lovely.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/09/orchids-endless-variety.html

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  8. Never been there but would love to go!

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  9. I love the flowers going up on the building!

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  10. I would definitely walk that too! That's some crazy driving skills required to go down that snake path! Haha!

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  11. What a beautiful place to take a stroll. The flowers are simply gorgeous in those gardens.

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  12. Both San Francisco and Lombard street are two of my favorite places (one within the other, I realize!) in California. But I don't remember seeing it when all the flowers were in bloom! Wow, Patrick! That just makes it that much better! And the view that you captured is breathtaking! Thanks for giving us your tour of that fine city and street!

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  13. It looks fabulous and I have no idea why anyone would choose to drive it rather than walk it. People are odd

    Mollyx

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  14. Wish I'd happened onto your blog before I visited San Francisco few years back. We only ended up doing the touristy type visit, but would have loved seeing these up close. But, glad that you share your photos so then I can travel virtually through what you share. :)

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles ~ Pictorial Tuesday

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  15. I have been down Lombard Street before (by car and on foot). I love your second to last photo of all the cars meandering their way down.

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  16. What a fascinating street! It makes you wonder how these kinds of places came to be, doesn't it? Who designed it? Did it develop natrually over time? etc Thanks for sharing it with us :) #sharethejoy

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  17. It is a lovely walk! The challenge is finding times when it is a bit less crowded ;).

    Thanks for stopping by our return to WW yesterday!

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  18. Great views and I just love the gardens, Patrick. Thanks for sharing at #overthemoon link party. Have a great weekend.

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  19. I have been to San Fran several times growing up on the West Coast American but never made it to see this street. I did not realise the scale of the flowers on the street. Do you know why it was designed that way? I don't think I could use to all the tourists but at lease beautiful flowers to admire.

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  20. The photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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  21. My husband took several business trips to San Francisco years ago and he often talking about the steep and winding streets. Walking this street would be a great workout along with being able to capture beautiful pics. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

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  22. What a wonderful place to go for a walk. I suspect I have seen it in various movies, but not sure which ones.

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  23. Beautiful Gardens Patrick I would love to visit

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  24. Visiting you on FB from We are Pinnable. Thanks for the Lovely photos. This post helped me re-visit Lombard Street without having to make the climb. What a gorgeous view from the top! Nancy Andres @ www.colors4health.com

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  25. i still need to take my son here! i love lombard street.

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