The Crookedest Street in the World

The Crookedest Street in the World The Crookedest Street in the World – View in Gallery

A trip to San Francisco wouldn’t be complete without a visit to “The Crookedest Street in the World.” Officially called Lombard Street, this stretch features quaint townhouses and idilic gardens, intersected by the elegantly curving road.

Do you see the picture below, showing the street from Telegraph Hill?

Yeah, I walked all the way up that, thought I was going to have a heart-attack. But it was totally worth it, and I managed to soldier on the rest of the day anyway.

I can’t imagine living there as there is a constant stream of obnoxious tourists walking all over the place.

I want your feedback on this picture!

     Have you ever been to Lombard street?

     Do you think this photo captures the feel of being there?

Lombard Street View from Telegraph Hill
“The Crookedest in the World” Lombard Street from Telegraph Hill

8 comments on “The Crookedest Street in the World

  1. yes I have been to Lombard Street in the 1970s while my sister and I visited my brother living in California. We didn’t walk up Lombard St but I remember walking another street and literally using the trees to pull us up the steep hill. As you mentioned its hard. hey! A good exercise place – if you live there.

  2. Next time you visit San Francisco, give me a heads-up and I will take you to the ACTUAL crookedest street in SF; it’s not in a posh neighborhood, as is Lombard Street, but it has more curves and is steeper, truly! 🙂

  3. Hi John. I appreciate the follow on Twitter at @bobsdomains. Great HDR work. Esp. love the Holy Names Cathedral Organ pic. I like the pic in the woods with the blue flowers. I’d be tempted to push the blue saturation just a bit, although I can appreciate that in the shadows your exposure is probably right on.

    Since you’re artistic, you might also choose to follow me at @techartnow_com, @artstud_io and/or @e_AsianArt, depending upon where your interests lie.

    And since you didn’t get an answer on the most crooked street in SF, it’s Vermont. Here is some info on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermont_Street_(San_Francisco)

    • That is a good point on the color Saturation. I’ll keep that in mind for my blue-bell shot next year!

      And thanks for the info on the crookedest street. Actually Aimee did get back to me and email me the location. But I appreciate you sharing none the less!

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