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Lombard Street

san francisco lombard twisted road curved cars building slope photo shershegoes.com10san francisco lombard twisted road curved cars building slope photo shershegoes.com4san francisco lombard twisted road curved cars building slope photo shershegoes.com3san francisco lombard twisted road curved cars building slope photo shershegoes.com2san francisco lombard twisted road curved cars building slope photo shershegoes.com1san-francisco-lombard-twisted-road-curved-cars-building-slope-photo-shershegoes.com3san-francisco-lombard-twisted-road-curved-cars-building-slope-photo-shershegoes.com9Lombard Street sure is wacky. This crooked road in San Francisco’s Russian Hill district twists and turns eight brake screeching times and was originally built to connect Hyde and Leavenworth streets by reducing the hill’s natural 27% grade.

I walked over to Lombard Street by way of Ghirardelli Square, but if you prefer to cable car it, the Powell-Hyde line stops right at the top of the block. While I meandered slowly down, there was a whole host of cars that were eager to try the steep decline. I suppose it makes for a fun ride but for me, I think I’ll stick to my slow shufflin feet.

ValerieApril 7, 2014 - 1:37 pm

I like Lombard St! It’s such a quaint little street. Super tiring to walk all the way up though. Should have thought of doing it the other way around really! x

SherApril 7, 2014 - 9:21 pm

yes, walking down is much much more pleasant ha :)

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