Sunday, October 26, 2008

Zig Zagging on Lombard Street

When you go to San Francisco, one of the places to check out is America's most crooked street---Lombard St. The experience is "cute." Steep curves, dangerous slopes, and curious tourists peeping right through your homes! One can also get a glimpse of the Bay Area, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Alcatraz.

The street is one-way paved with bricks. My relatives brought us here to experience the zig-zag effect---reminded me of a road trip to Baguio minus the death-defying speed of the Pinoys drivers. Each car passing by Lombard St. drives so slow---to savor and savor and savor the sights. Yes, it can cause a traffic! Hehe.

The speed limit is 5 mph! (8 km/h). Trivia: Alfred Hitchcock chose to make 900 Lombard Street the home of John "Scottie" Ferguson in the suspense film, "Vertigo."

"Some of the classiest and most expensive Real Estate in the city, exists on Lombard Street. This Russian Hill neighborhood, somehow possesses stately mansions, condos and townhouses, even with the endless array of tourists pouring down the street every day. In the spring and through the entire summer, Lombard Street is alive with color, as the chrysanthemums, and other well tended flowers are in full bloom."

This is the best way to get a souvenir shot---when the cars are going down and people are strolling on the sidewalk. They say people can get killed rolling down Lombard Street!


jepayuki said...

hey twin, nice place this Lombard is! interesting view on your last photo =)

Twin said...

jepayuki: the house owners on lombard st are also "game"---its like they are part of the exhibit, anyone can see what's going on in their private homes...