This picturesque stretch of Lombard Street has eight tight turns along a single block. They twist at very acute angles, ... More
This picturesque stretch of Lombard Street has eight tight turns along a single block. They twist at very acute angles, making for very slow going if you are in a car. Although, oddly enough, cars were the reason for designing the street this way back in 1922, the idea being that this design would make it easier for them to negotiate the steep 16-percent grade. The drive is usually bumper-to-bumper and in the summertime, there is almost always a line of cars waiting to take the drive down. That being said, going for a stroll along this landmark is a good option, especially when the hydrangeas along the sidewalk are in bloom.
Just a crooked street and nothing more. Could not figure out why everyone was excited about this street. W.Va. has many! Nothing to brag about. Went while going to classes in SV. Sorry but to me was very boring.
Yesterday it was a rainy day. I managed to drive my 99 manual jetta with a bit difficulty. front tires are squealing without moving ahead, in fact more revs i give more it moves to sides. its like floating in the water. I am good at releasing the cluch but rain, front tires condition and power of your car will decide. Added to rain there is bumper to bumper traffic. the guy behind is SUV and he is very close. OVerall its not that difficult... i managed wihtout moving back... I feel you just have to let your car squeal till it gets forward motion... i am sure i can manage without much squealing on a dry day. tip: on the top, drop someone off the car to take pictures. i didnt do it.
EVERYONE is familiar with this street. It is a "must do"...just so you can say you've done it! We took a motorcycle...we can hear the loose bricks...click, click, click. Great landscaping. For me this street has memories...my Aunt actually lived ON this street, I waitressed as one of her parties as a child...black skirt, white apron.
Located in the Russian Hill district, Lombard Street is known as the crookedest street in the world, just a short
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