Scenic USA - California
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photo by Bob Goldman|
Lombard Street, billed as the crooookedest street in the United States, was built in the early 1920s. Everyone's favorite view is the block between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets that climbs Russian Hill. The sharp incline was too steep for an ordinary street and the multiple switchback design was proposed. Eight curves or switchbacks weave down through a picturesque neighborhood of Victorian style homes, graced with beautiful flowers and plantings. The street is setup for downhill traffic only, with a five mile per hour limit.
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