We have had unseasonably summery weather this week (ha). It's been beautiful and warm. I am sure we'll go back to usual SF summer weather in a few more days, but I have been enjoying every second while it lasts.
We trekked through Russian Hill recently to get some clear views of the bay and to participate in a rather touristy attraction we hadn't yet hit since moving to the city (nearly a year ago--WOW--it doesn't feel like it's been almost a year...)
We enjoyed nice views on the way, such as the beautiful Alcatraz:
The ultimate tourist photo?
The Bay Bridge and Coit Tower. I like how the streets appear like stripes below.
In this picture you can see the new portion of the Bay Bridge they are about to complete. Seismic updates are a welcome thing in this city, and the design they engineered to increase safety is pretty impressive.
Transamerica Pyramid and 555 California--the two tallest buildings in San Francisco. Will's rather familiar with the views from one of them...
The approach to Lombard Street:
We finally made it to the main tourist attraction: the section of switchbacks on Lombard Street--"the crookedest street in the world." (Wikipedia says "crookedest" is a word.)
The hairpin turns serve to decrease the 27% grade that this street would have otherwise. So steep!
What do you think--impressive? At least worth a visit, in my opinion. Even if I look like a tourist for the afternoon :)
Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!