Weekly Photo Challenge: Lombard Street From The Top

Lombard Street From The Top

This week’s challenge is all about reward. For me, there’s nothing more rewarding than a great view from a high point. This photo was taken from the top of Lombard Street in San Francisco. Most people focus on the street’s ridiculously curvy design – I’ve taken photos of it before – but people tend to overlook the amazing view it provides. Getting it is a little tricky; you have to stand in the middle of the road and wait for the crowds of tourists to get *just* out of frame. You can see Coit Tower and some of the Bay Bridge from up there.

At Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

Fisherman's Wharf Sign

Due to Fleet Week and the Blue Angels airshow, I spent most of the past Saturday wandering around San Francisco. Like the hundreds of thousands of other tourists, I went to Fisherman’s Wharf for a front row view…though I later retreated back up to an alley near Lombard Street where there were less people. Good times.

Weekly Photo Challenge: ZigZag, Or Lombard Street Revisited

Lombard Street Revisited

Because nothing says zigzag like Lombard Street, the crookedest street ever paved.

A Quiet Moment Before The Climb

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A Quiet Moment Before The Climb

If you’re going to Lombard Street on foot, you’ve got a pretty good climb ahead of you. If you’re struggling up the hill, take a minute to look around. Many houses around that area have beautiful decorations and flowers on display, much like this one.