My World 9: Lombard Street

15 Dec


One of the “must see and experience” in San Francisco is Lombard Street, aka the crookedest street in SF.  I must confess tho’ that I have not driven this road nor did I walk down alongside it.  I have taken this shot from Coit Tower. 

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Posted by on December 15, 2008 in My World


36 responses to “My World 9: Lombard Street

  1. Troy Mullens

    December 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Nice photo. thanks for the memory,
    Troy and martha

    You’re very welcome 😀

  2. SaraG

    December 15, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    That is one cool street!! I have been to SF as a child but never on this road.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Must be time to come back for a visit. 🙂

  3. Guy Dauphinais

    December 15, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Great shot, San Fran is high on my list of cities I must visit. Thanks for sharing.

    Regina In Pictures

    Hope you get to visit. Thanks.

  4. gmirage2

    December 15, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve seen this from friends but not on this perspective…have you tried driving down?

    re: Swarovski: I collect the minis (even other mini stuffs) and some pendants =D but not much Prices? *sigh* I’d rather have shoes hehe, but there are minis as low as 30 (low?).

    Nope, the thing is most locals dont do touristy stuff in their turf. But I will some day.

  5. FickleMinded

    December 15, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    they never ran out of nice place to see in SF, I will surely love to visit again.(btw, my first born son was born in SF 🙂 )

    I agree with you. I’ve been here years and I have not been everywhere yet. Come and visit. 😀

  6. Your EG Tour Guide

    December 15, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    oh my gosh! It really is crooked!

    😀 😀

  7. auringonkukka finland :)

    December 15, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    so beautiful photo! 🙂

    I’m glad you thought so. Thanks. 😛

  8. Fishing Guy

    December 15, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Ewok: A famous road that I wouldn’t want to drive either. you had a good place to capture it.

    I had a good angle all right. But I was disappointed that I only had a point and shoot at that time and this is as close as I could go. The image is grainy.

  9. Natural Moments

    December 15, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Did you take this photo from KOIT Tower? I’ve been having San Francisco on my Mind. I used to live in Alameda, and I am thinking that its time for another visit.

    Happy Holidays…

    Not from inside the tower just from the grounds. When you are buried in snow up there, it’s time to pay a visit to the city by the bay, don’t you think.

    Happy holidays to you and yours 😛

  10. susie of arabia

    December 15, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Great shot of Lombard Street. I have driven down it several times and it’s always fun! Thanks for posting it. And thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry that my “MyWorld” post didn’t appear until after midnight my time – please take a look —

    Thank you. You’re one of the lucky ones who were brave to drive this one. I have visited your wonderful post this week. See you next week again.

  11. Susan

    December 15, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Wow, how pretty from that angle! I’ve seen photos of Lombard from closeup, but I think I like it better from a distance–don’t think I could ever drive it myself!

    Thanks for sharing it, and Happy Tuesday!

    I like it from this angle too. Now if only I could get a better quality image it would be complete 🙂 Thanks for dropping by.

  12. imac

    December 15, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    A relation of mine sent me a photo of this crooked street some years ago, its so nice to see it on My World, thanks.

  13. IslandTimer

    December 15, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    The designer must have had a sense of humor…
    unique photo!

    I would like to think so too, but check this one out (its more a necessity)

    Thanks for dropping by

  14. Readerwil

    December 15, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Well that’s a most unusual street! I should like to know why it’s made that way! You can hardly drive a car there, but I think it is very beautiful to walk here. Thanks for showing.

    Here’s why:

  15. Glennis

    December 15, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    What an unusual street, would not be fun to drive down, but its very unique.

    It might not be fun, but it would be an experience for sure.

  16. The Tile Lady-Marie

    December 16, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Look at that winding street! How cool is that! Great My World photo!


  17. wren

    December 16, 2008 at 12:25 am

    You get a much better sense of how the street twists and turns in this picture than you do when you’re down at street level. Fun photo, even if you didn’t get exactly what you wanted with the camera at hand.

  18. Sylvia Kirkwood

    December 16, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Oh, one of my favorite streets! Love San Francisco. Great shot and thanks for sharing!

  19. chrissym

    December 16, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Oh my! Look at that street! How interesting. Awesome capture!

  20. Shannon

    December 16, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Great photo. I bet that street would be quite interesting to try and drive with the icy conditions we currently have here in northern Michigan…

  21. SandyCarlson

    December 16, 2008 at 1:23 am

    That is quite a sight! I wonder what that is like to drive.

  22. pcpach

    December 16, 2008 at 1:28 am

    I have gone down this road as a passenger in a large four door car. It certainly was interesting. Thanks for the memory.

  23. robert v sobczak

    December 16, 2008 at 1:50 am

    The photo says it all.
    It looks slick (not safe to drive)
    with everything being wet.

  24. 2sweetnsaxy

    December 16, 2008 at 1:53 am

    Nice shot. If that’s a curving road I love the way it looks but I think it would drive me crazy after that first turn. 😀

  25. kayleen

    December 16, 2008 at 2:30 am

    from personal experience, it’s best done in a small car. when I lived there it was my final stop when tour guiding for friends and relatives. some loved it, some didn’t!

  26. Rob (Inukshuk Adventure)

    December 16, 2008 at 3:17 am

    Oh what memories. My dear friend, who lives in Noe Valley, drove me down Lombard Street, one of the many San Francisco experiences she she showed me when I visited a few years ago. Time for another visit me thinks.

  27. Ruth

    December 16, 2008 at 3:57 am

    We are planning a trip here in the new year. I wonder why the street was designed in such a crooked manner? It certainly is a conversation piece.

  28. Arija

    December 16, 2008 at 5:33 am

    So nice to see it again! I have driven down this road and enjoyed it. I love San Francisco.

  29. Alicesg

    December 16, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Nice photo of the winding road. Yes, this road is very famous, saw them on television.

  30. Marites

    December 16, 2008 at 6:47 am

    sigh..this reminded me of my SF trip last year. My companions didn’t want to check out Lombard St. so I didn’t get to see it. Too bad 😦

  31. Indrani

    December 16, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Nice, I got to know something new today!
    I wonder what it will be like driving down the road!

  32. Victor

    December 16, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Cool street!!

  33. Erin

    December 16, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    memories of my days in sf…great shot!
    as always, enjoy your shots of the city by the bay 🙂

  34. chrome3d

    December 16, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    You should have told us that you have driven it, because that would have been so cool.

  35. bw

    December 17, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    nice pic….I visited this place in the late 80’s… it never loses its appeal 🙂

  36. thismechanican

    December 19, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My dad has a record of Dave Barry standup sketches from the ?196o’s? where he does a joke about his wife driving up Lombard Street. Even my imagination didn’t come up with something like that! Thanks for sharing. Happy SWF .


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