Whenever I want to explore a new area of the city, I walk for a few miles and make some random turns. Getting a little lost sometimes is not necessarily a bad thing; you come to understand a place better when you have to find your way back. It also helps that San Francisco has plenty of landmarks to keep you oriented. In this case, the Transamerica Pyramid.
Welcome to one of San Francisco’s many iconic landmarks: Lombard Street, one of the curviest roads on Earth. Not pictured: the hordes of tourists taking photos, and the ridiculously steep hill you need to climb just to reach the bottom of this wonderfully screwy spectacle.
If you go exploring on foot in San Francisco, it won’t take long to find some awesome artwork. However, not all of it is in plain sight; this intricate design is hidden on the underside of a balcony somewhere on Russian Hill. The only way you’ll see it is if you’re walking under it and just happen to look up. It pays to keep your eyes open.